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Definition of "finance" []

  • The science of the management of money and other assets. (noun)
  • The management of money, banking, investments, and credit. (noun)
  • Monetary resources; funds, especially those of a government or corporate body. (noun)
  • The supplying of funds or capital. (noun)
  • To provide or raise the funds or capital for: financed a new car. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "finance" in a sentence
  • "WORDS ACCENTED ON THE LAST SYLLABLE: address _address'_ adept _adept'_ adult _adult'_ ally _ally'_ commandant _commandänt '(ä as in arm) _ contour _contour'_ dessert _dessert'_ dilate _dilate'_ excise _eksiz'_ finance _finance'_ grimace _grimace'_ importune _importune'_ occult _occult'_ pretence _pretence'_ research _research'_ robust _robust'_ romance _romance'_ tirade _tirade'_"
  • "He has conducted the king's affairs in a manner so contrary to that of his predecessors that he is at this moment suspected by the clergy, hateful to the grandees of the state, hounded to the death by the heads of finance (_la haute finance_), dishonored amongst the magistracy."
  • "For example, someone who has come up through finance and wants to move into manufacturing, how can they show their company that what they have worked on in finance is applicable to what they want to do in [another area]?"