[ fuhnd ]
/ fʌnd /


a supply of money or pecuniary resources, as for some purpose: a fund for his education; a retirement fund.
supply; stock: a fund of knowledge; a fund of jewels.
funds, money immediately available; pecuniary resources: to be momentarily without funds.
an organization created to administer or manage a fund, as of money invested or contributed for some special purpose.

verb (used with object)

Nearby words

  1. functionality,
  2. functionalize,
  3. functionally,
  4. functionary,
  5. functor,
  6. fund manager,
  7. fund supermarket,
  8. fund-raise,
  9. fund-raiser,
  10. fund-raising

Origin of fund

1670–80; < Latin fundus bottom, estate; replacing fond2 in most of its meanings

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British Dictionary definitions for overfund


/ (fʌnd) /


a reserve of money, etc, set aside for a certain purpose
a supply or store of something; stockit exhausted his fund of wisdom

verb (tr)

Derived Formsfunder, noun

Word Origin for fund

C17: from Latin fundus the bottom, piece of land, estate; compare fond ²

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Word Origin and History for overfund
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