the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets
the management of money and credit and banking and investments
obtain or provide money for
"Can we finance the addition to our home?"
sell or provide on credit
The management of money and other assets.
The science of management of money and other assets.
the monetary resources, especially those of a public entity or a company.
Who's really in charge of a democracy's finances?
To provide or obtain funding for a transaction or undertaking; to back; to support.
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
the science of raising and expending the public revenue
Origin: [F., fr. LL. financia payment of money, money, fr. finare to pay a fine or subsidy (cf. OF. finer to finish, pay), fr. L. finis end. See Fine, n., Finish.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fi-nans′, n. money affairs or revenue, esp. of a ruler or state: public money: the art of managing or administering the public money.—v.t. to manage financially, to furnish with sums of money.—adj. Finan′cial, pertaining to finance.—n. Finan′cialist, a financier.—adv. Finan′cially.—n. Financier′, one skilled in finance: an officer who administers the public revenue.—v.i. and v.t. to finance. [Fr.,—Low L. financia—Low L. fināre, to pay a fine—finis. See Fine (2).]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'finance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1851
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'finance' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2979
Rank popularity for the word 'finance' in Nouns Frequency: #750
Rank popularity for the word 'finance' in Verbs Frequency: #525
The numerical value of finance in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of finance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of finance in a Sentence
In finance that's a way to make friends.
The elephant in the room is still finance.
Finance, like time, devours its own children.
The finance minister obviously just doesn't get it.
We have received $5 billion more to finance development.
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Translations for finance
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- مول, تمويل, مال, ماليةArabic
- финанси, бюджет, финансирамBulgarian
- financesCatalan, Valencian
- Geldwesen, Finanzen, finanzieren, Finanz, Finanzwissenschaft, GeldwissenschaftGerman
- χρηματοοικονομικά, χρηματοδοτώGreek
- rahoitus, rahoitusoppi, rahavarat, varat, rahoittaa, varainhoito, finanssioppiFinnish
- finance, financer, la financeFrench
- finanzas, financiarGalician
- efnahagur, fjárhagurIcelandic
- 融資, 金融, [[資金]]を[[調達]]する, ファイナンス, 財政Japanese
- 재정, 융자하다, 금융, 재원Korean
- financiering, financiën, financierenDutch
- financiar, finançaPortuguese
- финансы, финансироватьRussian
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