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Definitions of fund word
- noun fund a supply of money or pecuniary resources, as for some purpose: a fund for his education; a retirement fund. 1
- noun fund supply; stock: a fund of knowledge; a fund of jewels. 1
- noun fund funds, money immediately available; pecuniary resources: to be momentarily without funds. 1
- noun fund an organization created to administer or manage a fund, as of money invested or contributed for some special purpose. 1
- verb with object fund to provide a fund to pay the interest or principal of (a debt). 1
- verb with object fund to convert (general outstanding debts) into a more or less permanent debt, represented by interest-bearing bonds. 1
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Origin of fund
First appearance:before 1670
One of the 47% oldest English words
1670-80; < Latin fundus bottom, estate; replacing fond2 in most of its meanings
Parts of speech for Fund
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
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Synonyms for fund
- subsidize — to furnish or aid with a subsidy.
- finance — the management of revenues; the conduct or transaction of money matters generally, especially those affecting the public, as in the fields of banking and investment.
- support — to bear or hold up (a load, mass, structure, part, etc.); serve as a foundation for.
- back — If you move back, you move in the opposite direction to the one in which you are facing or in which you were moving before.
- bankroll — To bankroll a person, organization, or project means to provide the financial resources that they need.
- account — If you have an account with a bank or a similar organization, you have an arrangement to leave your money there and take some out when you need it.
- reserve — to keep back or save for future use, disposal, treatment, etc.
- endowment — The action of endowing something or someone.
- trust — reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.
- deposit — A deposit is a sum of money which is part of the full price of something, and which you pay when you agree to buy it.
Antonyms for fund
- take — to get into one's hold or possession by voluntary action: to take a cigarette out of a box; to take a pen and begin to write.
- debt — A debt is a sum of money that you owe someone.
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