a supply of money or pecuniary resources, as for some purpose:
a fund for his education; a retirement fund.
a fund of knowledge; a fund of jewels.
funds, money immediately available; pecuniary resources:
to be momentarily without funds.
an organization created to administer or manage a fund, as of money invested or contributed for some special purpose.
verb (used with object)
to provide a fund to pay the interest or principal of (a debt).
to convert (general outstanding debts) into a more or less permanent debt, represented by interest-bearing bonds.
to allocate or provide funds for (a program, project, etc.).
a reserve of money, etc, set aside for a certain purpose
a supply or store of something; stock: it exhausted his fund of wisdom
to furnish money to in the form of a fund
to place or store up in a fund
to convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt bearing fixed interest and represented by bonds
to provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest of
to accumulate a fund for the discharge of (a recurrent liability): to fund a pension plan
to invest (money) in government securities See also funds
to finance something to an excessive degree; to provide more funding than is necessary or allowed
The governor’s campaign is overfunded.
1660s, from French fond “a bottom, floor, ground” (12c.), also “a merchant’s basic stock or capital,” from Latin fundus “bottom, foundation, piece of land,” from PIE root *bhudh- “bottom, base” (cf. Sanskrit budhnah, Greek pythmen “foundation, bottom,” Old English botm “lowest part;” see bottom (n.)). Funds “money at one’s disposal” is from 1728. Fund-raiser (also fundraiser) first attested 1957.
1776, from fund (n.). Related: Funded; funding.
[fuhnd] /fʌnd/ noun 1. a supply of money or pecuniary resources, as for some purpose: a fund for his education; a retirement fund. 2. supply; stock: a fund of knowledge; a fund of jewels. 3. funds, money immediately available; pecuniary resources: to be momentarily without funds. 4. an organization created to administer or manage a […]
[fuhs-ee] /ˈfʌs i/ adjective, fussier, fussiest. 1. excessively busy with trifles; anxious or particular about petty details. 2. hard to satisfy or please: a fussy eater. 3. (of clothes, decoration, etc.) elaborately made, trimmed, or decorated: All the bric-a-brac gave the room a fussy, cluttered look. 4. full of details, especially in excess: His writing […]
[oh-ver-gahr-muh nt] /ˈoʊ vərˌgɑr mənt/ noun 1. an outer . /ˈəʊvəˌɡɑːmənt/ noun 1. any garment worn over other clothes, esp to protect them from wear or dirt
/ˌəʊvəˈɡɪə/ verb 1. (transitive; usually passive) to cause (a company) to have too high a proportion of loan stock and preference shares in comparison to its ordinary share capital