[ fuhnd ]
/ fʌnd /
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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)
to provide a fund to pay the interest or principal of (a debt).
to convert (general outstanding debts) into a more or less permanent debt, represented by interest-bearing bonds.
to allocate or provide funds for (a program, project, etc.).
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Origin of fund
1670–80; <Latin fundus bottom, estate; replacing fond2 in most of its meanings
OTHER WORDS FROM fund
non·fund·ed, adjectiveo·ver·fund, nouno·ver·fund, verb (used with object)pre·fund, verb (used with object)
un·der·fund, verb (used with object)un·der·fund·ed, adjectiveun·der·fund·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fund
/ (fʌnd) /
a reserve of money, etc, set aside for a certain purpose
a supply or store of something; stockit exhausted his fund of wisdom
to furnish money to in the form of a fund
to place or store up in a fund
to convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt bearing fixed interest and represented by bonds
to provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest of
to accumulate a fund for the discharge of (a recurrent liability)to fund a pension plan
to invest (money) in government securitiesSee also funds
Derived forms of fundfunder, noun
Word Origin for fund
C17: from Latin fundus the bottom, piece of land, estate; compare fond ²
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