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Definition of "fund" []

  • A source of supply; a stock: a fund of goodwill. (noun)
  • A sum of money or other resources set aside for a specific purpose: a pension fund. (noun)
  • Available money; ready cash: short on funds. (noun)
  • The stock of the British permanent national debt, considered as public securities. Used with the. (noun)
  • An organization established to administer and manage a sum of money. (noun)

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 "fund" in a sentence
  • "I would like to know whether or not you would use the term fund-raiser in chief for President Bush like they did President Clinton."
  • "In fact, its a bit of a mystery why mutual funds are able to charge such fees at all considering the more 'managed' a fund is the more likely its return is expected to be inferior to the market return."
  • "After the release of my report, DiNapoli held a press conference that announced they were going to reduce the earnings assumption to 7.5% -- and that we're not fully funded -- but that the fund is about 94% funded."