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fund

[fuhnd] /fʌnd/
noun
1.
a supply of money or pecuniary resources, as for some purpose:
a fund for his education; a retirement fund.
2.
supply; stock:
a fund of knowledge; a fund of jewels.
3.
funds, money immediately available; pecuniary resources:
to be momentarily without funds.
4.
an organization created to administer or manage a fund, as of money invested or contributed for some special purpose.
verb (used with object)
5.
to provide a fund to pay the interest or principal of (a debt).
6.
to convert (general outstanding debts) into a more or less permanent debt, represented by interest-bearing bonds.
7.
to allocate or provide funds for (a program, project, etc.).
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < Latin fundus bottom, estate; replacing fond2 in most of its meanings
Related forms
nonfunded, adjective
overfund, noun
overfund, verb (used with object)
prefund, verb (used with object)
underfund, verb (used with object)
underfunded, adjective
underfunding, noun
Synonyms
2. store, reservoir, fount, mine, hoard.
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British Dictionary definitions for prefund

fund

/fʌnd/
noun
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
verb (transitive)
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.
to invest (money) in government securities See also funds
Derived Forms
funder, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin fundus the bottom, piece of land, estate; compare fond²
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Word Origin and History for prefund
fund
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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Slang definitions & phrases for prefund

fund

Related Terms

slush fund


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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