What does FUND mean?

Definitions for FUND

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word FUND.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fund, monetary fund(noun)

    a reserve of money set aside for some purpose

  2. store, stock, fund(noun)

    a supply of something available for future use

    "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"

  3. investment company, investment trust, investment firm, fund(verb)

    a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies

  4. fund(verb)

    convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds

  5. fund(verb)

    place or store up in a fund for accumulation

  6. fund(verb)

    provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest

  7. fund(verb)

    invest money in government securities

  8. fund(verb)

    accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability

    "fund a medical care plan"

  9. fund(verb)

    furnish money for

    "The government funds basic research in many areas"


  1. fund(Noun)

    A sum or source of money

  2. fund(Noun)

    An organization managing such money

  3. fund(Noun)

    A money-management operation, such as a mutual fund

    Several major funds were declared insolvent recently.

  4. fund(Noun)

    A large supply of something to be drawn upon.

    He drew on his immense fund of knowledge.

  5. fund(Verb)

    To pay for.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fund(noun)

    an aggregation or deposit of resources from which supplies are or may be drawn for carrying on any work, or for maintaining existence

  2. Fund(noun)

    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

  3. Fund(noun)

    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

  4. Fund(noun)

    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

  5. Fund(noun)

    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

  6. Fund(verb)

    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

  7. Fund(verb)

    to place in a fund, as money

  8. Fund(verb)

    to put into the form of bonds or stocks bearing regular interest; as, to fund the floating debt

  9. 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

  1. Fund

    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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. fund

    There are several kinds of funds in the U. S. service, viz.: post fund, which is constituted by the troops baking their own bread and thereby saving 331⁄3 per cent., the difference between bread and flour; the post trader also pays an assessment of 10 cents a month for every officer and soldier in the garrison, which is carried to the credit of the fund. This fund is used to defray expenses of the post bakery, garden, school, library and reading-room, chapel, printing-press, etc. Fifty per cent. of the post fund, after deducting expenses of the bakery, is set aside and transferred to the regimental treasurer; this constitutes a regimental fund, which is appropriated exclusively for the maintenance of a band, and, when a regiment does not have access to a post library, for the purchase of books and papers. The savings arising from an economical use of rations of the company (excepting the savings of flour) constitute the company fund, which is kept in the hands of the company commander, and disbursed by him exclusively for the benefit of the enlisted men of the company, as follows: For enlisted men’s mess, for garden seeds and utensils, for purchase of books, papers, etc., when the company does not have access to a post library or reading-room, and for such exercise and amusements as may be, in the judgment of the commanding officer, for the benefit or comfort of the enlisted men of the company.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FUND' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1995

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FUND' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1343

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FUND' in Nouns Frequency: #376

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FUND' in Verbs Frequency: #625

How to pronounce FUND?

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How to say FUND in sign language?

  1. fund


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FUND in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FUND in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of FUND in a Sentence

  1. Chris Douvos:

    Fund performance will soften.

  2. Masayoshi Son:

    Vision Fund 2 will definitely come.

  3. Donald Trump:

    What about Congress ? The slush fund.

  4. Brand Beckham:

    My number one priority is the' 7' fund.

  5. Ben Avery:

    Bad news is good news for fund-raising.

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