World English Dictionary
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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