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1 a reserve of money set aside for some purpose [syn: monetary fund]
2 a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars" [syn: store, stock]
3 a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies [syn: investment company, investment trust, investment firm]


1 convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds
2 place or store up in a fund for accumulation
3 provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest
4 invest money in government securities
5 accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability; "fund a medical care plan"
6 furnish money for; "The government funds basic research in many areas"

User Contributed Dictionary

see Fund




  1. a sum or source of money
sum or source of money


  1. To pay for.


to pay for






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Extensive Definition

Fund may refer to:
  • The process of Funding, or providing capital (funds) for a transaction, a project, a person, a business or other private or public institutions
  • A Collective investment scheme or vehicle, often referred to as a fund
    • Mutual fund, a specific type of collective investment in the United States
    • Hedge fund, an investment vehicle open only to investors who are qualified in some way
  • Fund Accounting, an accounting system often used by nonprofit organizations and by the public sector
fund in Lithuanian: Fondas

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