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Noun: fund  fúnd
  1. A reserve of money set aside for some purpose
    - monetary fund
     
  2. A supply of something available for future use
    - store, stock, arsenal
     
  3. A financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies
    - investment company, investment trust, investment firm
Verb: fund  fúnd
  1. Furnish money for
    "The government funds basic research in many areas"
     
  2. Convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds
     
  3. Place or store up in a fund for accumulation
     
  4. Provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest
     
  5. Invest money in government securities
     
  6. Accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability
    "fund a medical care plan"

Derived forms: funds, funded, funding

See also: pay

Type of: accumulate, accumulation, amass, collect, commit, compile, finance, furnish, hoard, invest, money, nondepository financial institution, pile up, place, provide, put, render, roll up, supply, support

Encyclopedia: Fund