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Definition of Fund

Fund

  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.
  6. 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.
  7. To place in a fund, as money.
  8. To put into the form of bonds or stocks bearing regular interest; as, to fund the floating debt.

Fund Quotations

I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts.
Bill Gates

The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai, the biggest factory in the world is in China, the largest oil refinery is in India, the largest investment fund in the world is in Abu Dhabi, the largest Ferris wheel in the world is in Singapore.
Fareed Zakaria

Cash - in savings accounts, short-term CDs or money market deposits - is great for an emergency fund. But to fulfill a long-term investment goal like funding your retirement, consider buying stocks. The more distant your financial target, the longer inflation will gnaw at the purchasing power of your money.
Suze Orman

I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results.
Alfred Nobel

Nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight.
Daniel Boone
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Fund Translations

fund in Afrikaans is fonds
fund in Dutch is fonds, kapitaal
fund in Finnish is rahasto, kassa
fund in French is caisse
fund in German is Kapital
fund in Norwegian is fond, finansiere, kapital
fund in Portuguese is fundo
fund in Spanish is caja
fund in Swedish is fondera, fond
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