Definitions for Financefɪˈnæns, ˈfaɪ næns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fi•nancefɪˈnæns, ˈfaɪ næns(n.; v.)-nanced, -nanc•ing.

  1. (n.)the management of revenues, esp. those affecting the public, as in the fields of banking and investment.

  2. finances, the monetary resources, as of a company, individual, or government.

    Category: Business

  3. (v.t.)to supply with money or capital; obtain money or credit for.

  4. (v.i.)to raise money or capital needed for financial operations.

Origin of finance:

1350–1400; ME finaunce < AF, MF finance, der. of finer to end, settle, pay; see fine2 to end, pay


Princeton's WordNet

  1. finance(noun)

    the commercial activity of providing funds and capital

  2. finance(noun)

    the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets

  3. finance(verb)

    the management of money and credit and banking and investments

  4. finance(verb)

    obtain or provide money for

    "Can we finance the addition to our home?"

  5. finance(verb)

    sell or provide on credit

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. finance(noun)ɪˈnæns, ˈfaɪ næns

    decisions about money

    personal/corporate finance; a company finance director

  2. financeɪˈnæns, ˈfaɪ næns

    the amount of money available and decisions about how to spend it

    I need to plan my finances more carefully.; a lack of finances

  3. finance(verb)ɪˈnæns, ˈfaɪ næns

    to pay for

    a part-time job to finance her studies


  1. finance(Noun)

    The management of money and other assets.

  2. finance(Noun)

    The science of management of money and other assets.

  3. finance(Noun)

    the monetary resources, especially those of a public entity or a company.

    Who's really in charge of a democracy's finances?

  4. finance(Verb)

    To provide or obtain funding for a transaction or undertaking; to back; to support.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Finance(noun)

    the income of a ruler or of a state; revennue; public money; sometimes, the income of an individual; often used in the plural for funds; available money; resources

  2. Finance(noun)

    the science of raising and expending the public revenue

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Finance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1851

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Finance' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2979

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Finance' in Nouns Frequency: #750

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Finance' in Verbs Frequency: #525

Translations for Finance

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(the study or management of) money affairs

He is an expert in finance.

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