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]

funds (fʌndz)
pl n
1.  money that is readily available
2.  British government securities representing national debt

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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
It said the funds made an annual return of eighty-eight per cent, which means
  they almost doubled their money every year.
Among money-market mutual funds, which invest in short-term debt and other
  instruments, it is the other way round.
Second, healthcare venture funds that survived the crash had full portfolios of
  companies burning cash at alarming rates.
US zoos are beginning to direct larger portions of their panda funds to
  conserving the animals in the wild.
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