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Definition of FUND

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Fund \Fund\, n. [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.]
     1. An aggregation or deposit of resources from which supplies are or may be drawn for carrying on any work, or for maintaining existence. [1913 Webster]

     2. 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. [1913 Webster]

     3. pl. 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}. [1913 Webster]

     4. 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. [1913 Webster]

     5. 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. [1913 Webster]

              An inexhaustible fund of stories.     --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     {Sinking fund}, the aggregate of sums of money set apart and invested, usually at fixed intervals, for the extinguishment of the debt of a government, or of a corporation, by the accumulation of interest. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Fund \Fund\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Funded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Funding}.]
     1. 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. [1913 Webster]

     2. To place in a fund, as money.
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     3. To put into the form of bonds or stocks bearing regular interest; as, to fund the floating debt. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

168 Moby Thesaurus words for "fund":
     Festschrift, Swiss bank account, accommodate, acknowledge, afford, afford support, aid, ana, angel, anthology, aquarium, assets, assist, available means, back, balance, bank account, bankroll, bear, bear out, bear the expense, bear up, body, bolster, bolster up, bottom dollar, bread, bucks, budget, buttress, cache, capital, capital gains distribution, capital goods, capital structure, capitalization, capitalize, cash reserves, checking account, chip in, chrestomathy, circulating capital, clothe, collectanea, collection, command of money, compilation, contribute, corpus, crutch, data, defray, defray expenses, donate, dough, endow, endowment, equity capital, exchequer, fill, fill up, finance, finances, find, fixed capital, floating capital, florilegium, foot the bill, funds, furnish, give, give support, go Dutch, grant, green, grist, grubstake, hard cash, help, hold up, holdings, honor a bill, inventory, invest, keep, kitty, lend support, library, life savings, liquid assets, lolly, loot, lucre, maintain, make available, make provision for, means, menagerie, mine, money, moneyed capital, moneys, museum, nest egg, patronize, pay for, pay the bill, pay the bills, pay the piper, pecuniary resources, pelf, pension, pension off, pocket, pool, prepare, present, principal, prop, prop up, property, provide, provide for, purse, raw data, ready, ready money, recruit, redeem, refinance, reinforce, replenish, repository, reserve, reserves, reservoir, resource, resources, savings, savings account, scratch, set up, shore, shore up, sponsor, stake, stand the costs, stock, store, subsidize, substance, subvention, subventionize, supply, support, sustain, treasure, undergird, unregistered bank account, upbear, uphold, upkeep, venture capital, wealth, wherewithal, working capital, yield, zoo


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