Definitions for: Fund

[n] a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies
[n] a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
[n] a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
[v] furnish money for; "The government funds basic research in many areas"
[v] accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability; "fund a medical care plan"
[v] invest money in government securities
[v] provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest
[v] place or store up in a fund for accumulation
[v] convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

An inexhaustible fund of stories. --Macaulay.

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.

Fund, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Funded; p. pr. & vb. n.
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.

2. To place in a fund, as money.

3. To put into the form of bonds or stocks bearing regular
interest; as, to fund the floating debt.

Synonyms: investment company, investment firm, investment trust, monetary fund, stock, store

See Also: absorb, accumulate, accumulation, amass, bank deposit, bankroll, base, budget, cache, closed-end fund, closed-end investment company, collect, commit, compile, deposit, face-amount certificate company, finance, fixed investment trust, furnish, grubstake, hedge fund, hoard, hoard, infrastructure, invest, money, mutual fund, nest egg, nondepository financial institution, nondiscretionary trust, open-end fund, open-end investment company, pension fund, petty cash, pile up, place, provide, provisions, put, Real Estate Investment Trust, REIT, render, revolving fund, savings, seed stock, sinking fund, slush fund, stash, stores, superannuation fund, supplies, supply, support, take over, trust fund, unit investment trust, unit trust, war chest

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