a supply of money or pecuniary resources, as for some purpose: a fund for his education; a retirement fund.
supply; stock: 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.).

1670–80; < Latin fundus bottom, estate; replacing fond2 in most of its meanings

nonfunded, adjective
overfund, noun
overfund, verb (used with object)
prefund, verb (used with object)
underfund, verb (used with object)
underfunded, adjective
underfunding, noun

2. store, reservoir, fount, mine, hoard. Unabridged
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fund (fʌnd)
1.  a reserve of money, etc, set aside for a certain purpose
2.  a supply or store of something; stock: it exhausted his fund of wisdom
3.  to furnish money to in the form of a fund
4.  to place or store up in a fund
5.  to convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt bearing fixed interest and represented by bonds
6.  to provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest of
7.  to accumulate a fund for the discharge of (a recurrent liability): to fund a pension plan
8.  See also funds to invest (money) in government securities
[C17: from Latin fundus the bottom, piece of land, estate; compare fond²]

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Word Origin & History

1660s, from Fr. fond "a bottom, floor, ground," also "a merchant's basic stock or capital," from L. fundus "bottom, piece of land," from PIE base *bhu(n)d-, cognate with Skt. budhnah, Gk. pythmen "foundation, bottom," O.E. botm "lowest part" (see bottom). The verb is from
1776, from the noun. Related: Funded; funding. Funds "money at one's disposal" is from 1728. Fund-raiser (also fundraiser) first attested 1957.
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Example sentences
They subscribed to the campaign fund, but had too delicate a sense of propriety
  to ask how their money was spent.
Wealthy factory owners and merchants built grand mansions and helped fund even
  grander churches.
But it has a fund of good sense and direct obvious meaning which compensates
  for the want of more showy qualities.
The charity of well-disposed people, indeed, supplies him with whole fund of
  his subsistence.
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