fund, monetary fund(noun)
a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
store, stock, fund(noun)
a supply of something available for future use
"he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
investment company, investment trust, investment firm, fund(verb)
a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies
convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds
place or store up in a fund for accumulation
provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest
invest money in government securities
accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability
"fund a medical care plan"
furnish money for
"The government funds basic research in many areas"
A sum or source of money
An organization managing such money
A money-management operation, such as a mutual fund
Several major funds were declared insolvent recently.
A large supply of something to be drawn upon.
He drew on his immense fund of knowledge.
To pay for.
an aggregation or deposit of resources from which supplies are or may be drawn for carrying on any work, or for maintaining existence
a stock or capital; a sum of money appropriated as the foundation of some commercial or other operation undertaken with a view to profit; that reserve by means of which expenses and credit are supported; as, the fund of a bank, commercial house, manufacturing corporation, etc
the stock of a national debt; public securities; evidences (stocks or bonds) of money lent to government, for which interest is paid at prescribed intervals; -- called also public funds
an invested sum, whose income is devoted to a specific object; as, the fund of an ecclesiastical society; a fund for the maintenance of lectures or poor students; also, money systematically collected to meet the expenses of some permanent object
a store laid up, from which one may draw at pleasure; a supply; a full provision of resources; as, a fund of wisdom or good sense
to provide and appropriate a fund or permanent revenue for the payment of the interest of; to make permanent provision of resources (as by a pledge of revenue from customs) for discharging the interest of or principal of; as, to fund government notes
to place in a fund, as money
to put into the form of bonds or stocks bearing regular interest; as, to fund the floating debt
Origin: [OF. font, fond, nom. fonz, bottom, ground, F. fond bottom, foundation, fonds fund, fr. L. fundus bottom, ground, foundation, piece of land. See Found to establish.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fund, n. a sum of money on which some enterprise is founded or expense supported: a supply or source of money: a store laid up: supply: (pl.) permanent debts due by a government and paying interest.—v.t. to form a debt into a stock charged with interest: to place money in a fund.—adj. Fund′able, capable of being converted into a fund or into bonds.—p.adj. Fund′ed, invested in public funds: existing in the form of bonds.—n. Fund′hold′er, one who has money in the public funds.—adj. Fund′less, destitute of supplies or money. [Fr. fond—L. fundus, the bottom.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'FUND' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1995
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'FUND' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1343
Rank popularity for the word 'FUND' in Nouns Frequency: #376
Rank popularity for the word 'FUND' in Verbs Frequency: #625
The numerical value of FUND in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of FUND in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
One must not be mean with the affections what is spent of the fund is renewed in the spending itself.
It strkes me as singularly inappropriate for a school to use its students for fund-raising. It reminded me of the first time I saw a gypsy mother send her baby out to beg.
If it had got four legs and is not a chair, if it has two wings and it flies, but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it. (commenting on Chinese eating habits at a 1986 World Wildlife Fund coference)
Mutual fund advisers have a fiduciary duty to manage the conflict of interest associated with fund distribution, namely whether to use their own assets or to recommend to their fund's board to use the fund's assets to distribute shares, first Eagle breached that fiduciary duty by using the funds' assets rather than its own money to pay for distribution.
International Monetary Fund is gearing up for new clients in the emerging economies. International Monetary Fund is not best done by being soft on Greece. International Monetary Fund won't go to the( International Monetary Fund) board to approve participation in a third Greek bailout without something International Monetary Fund think is tough and credible.
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Translations for FUND
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- Fonds, Kapital, finanzierenGerman
- κεφάλαιο, ταμείο, χρηματοδοτώ, επιχορηγώ, κονδύλι, απόθεμαGreek
- sufragar, fondo, financiar, capital, patrocinarSpanish
- rahasto, rahoittaaFinnish
- fonds, financerFrench
- maoin, ionmhasScottish Gaelic
- fondo, finanziareItalian
- 基金, 資金Japanese
- fonds, financierenDutch
- capital, fundo, financiarPortuguese
- kapital, fond, finansieraSwedish
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