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.).
< Latin fundus
bottom, estate; replacing fond2
in most of its meanings
nonfunded, adjectiveoverfund, nounoverfund, verb (used with object)prefund, verb (used with object)underfund, verb (used with object)underfunded, adjectiveunderfunding, noun
store, reservoir, fount, mine, hoard.