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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: funding, funds, funded

See also: pay

Type of: accumulate, accumulation, amass, boodle [informal], brass [Brit, informal], bread [informal], cabbage [US, informal], clams [US, informal], coin [US, informal], collect, commit, compile, dibs [archaic, informal], dinero [N. Amer, informal], dosh [Brit, informal], dough [informal], finance, furnish, gelt [informal], hoard, invest, kale [US, informal], lettuce [US, informal], lolly [Brit, informal], loot [informal], lucre [informal], mazuma [US, informal], money, moola [N. Amer, informal], moolah [N. Amer, informal], nondepository financial institution, offer, pelf [archaic, informal], pile up, place, provide, put, render, roll up, scratch [informal], shekels [informal], simoleons [US, informal], sugar [informal], supply, support, wampum [N. Amer, informal], wonga [Brit, informal]

Encyclopedia: Fund, John