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FINANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does finance mean? 

FINANCE (noun)
  The noun FINANCE has 3 senses:

1. the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
2. the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets
3. the management of money and credit and banking and investments

  Familiarity information: FINANCE used as a noun is uncommon.


FINANCE (verb)
  The verb FINANCE has 2 senses:

1. obtain or provide money for
2. sell or provide on credit

  Familiarity information: FINANCE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FINANCE (noun)


Sense 1finance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The commercial activity of providing funds and capital

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("finance" is a kind of...):

business; business enterprise; commercial enterprise (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "finance"):

corporate finance (the financial activities of corporation)

banking (transacting business with a bank; depositing or withdrawing funds or requesting a loan etc.)

floatation; flotation (financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares)

investing; investment (the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit)

high finance (large and complex financial transactions (often used with the implication that those individuals or institutions who engage in them are unethical))

financing; funding (the act of financing)


Sense 2finance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("finance" is a kind of...):

economic science; economics; political economy (the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management)

Domain member category:

short (without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold)

short (not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices)

long (holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices)

accumulation ((finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation)

capital account ((finance) an account of the net value of a business at a specified date)

quaestor (any of several public officials of ancient Rome (usually in charge of finance and administration))

finance (the management of money and credit and banking and investments)


Sense 3finance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The management of money and credit and banking and investments

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("finance" is a kind of...):

direction; management (the act of managing something)

Domain category:

finance (the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "finance"):

banking (engaging in the business of keeping money for savings and checking accounts or for exchange or for issuing loans and credit etc.)


FINANCE (verb)


Sense 1finance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Obtain or provide money for

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

Can we finance the addition to our home?

Hypernyms (to "finance" is one way to...):

pay (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "finance"):

seed (help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money)

back (support financial backing for)

refinance (renew the financing of)

fund (convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue finance the movie


Sense 2finance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sell or provide on credit

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "finance" is one way to...):

credit (accounting: enter as credit)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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