n.1.An aggregation or deposit of resources from which supplies are or may be drawn for carrying on any work, or for maintaining existence.
2.A stock or capital; a sum of money appropriated as the foundation of some commercial or other operation undertaken with a view to profit; that reserve by means of which expenses and credit are supported; as, the fund of a bank, commercial house, manufacturing corporation, etc.
3.The stock of a national debt; public securities; evidences (stocks or bonds) of money lent to government, for which interest is paid at prescribed intervals; - called also public funds.
4.An invested sum, whose income is devoted to a specific object; as, the fund of an ecclesiastical society; a fund for the maintenance of lectures or poor students; also, money systematically collected to meet the expenses of some permanent object.
5.A store laid up, from which one may draw at pleasure; a supply; a full provision of resources; as, a fund of wisdom or good sense.
An inexhaustible fund of stories.
- Macaulay.
Sinking fund
the aggregate of sums of money set apart and invested, usually at fixed intervals, for the extinguishment of the debt of a government, or of a corporation, by the accumulation of interest.
v. t.1.To provide and appropriate a fund or permanent revenue for the payment of the interest of; to make permanent provision of resources (as by a pledge of revenue from customs) for discharging the interest of or principal of; as, to fund government notes.
[imp. & p. p. Funded; p. pr. & vb. n. Funding.]
2.To place in a fund, as money.
3.To put into the form of bonds or stocks bearing regular interest; as, to fund the floating debt.
Noun1.fund - a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
Synonyms: monetary fund
2.fund - a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
Synonyms: store, stock
3.fund - a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies
Verb1.fund - convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds
2.fund - place or store up in a fund for accumulation
3.fund - provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest
4.fund - invest money in government securities
5.fund - accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability; "fund a medical care plan"
6.fund - furnish money for; "The government funds basic research in many areas"
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