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FUND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fund mean? 

FUND (noun)
  The noun FUND has 3 senses:

1. a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
2. a supply of something available for future use
3. a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies

  Familiarity information: FUND used as a noun is uncommon.


FUND (verb)
  The verb FUND has 6 senses:

1. convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds
2. place or store up in a fund for accumulation
3. provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest
4. invest money in government securities
5. accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability
6. furnish money for

  Familiarity information: FUND used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


FUND (noun)


Sense 1fund [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A reserve of money set aside for some purpose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

fund; monetary fund

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

money (the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender)

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

petty cash (a small fund of cash that a firm keeps for the payment of incidental expenses)

budget (a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose)

bank deposit; deposit (money deposited in a bank)

trust fund (a fund held in trust)

slush fund (a fund for buying votes or bribing public officials)

war chest (a fund accumulated to finance a war (or a political campaign))

pension fund; superannuation fund (a fund reserved to pay workers' pensions when they retire from service)

nest egg; savings (a fund of money put by as a reserve)

sinking fund (a fund accumulated regularly in a separate account and used to redeem debt securities)

revolving fund (a fund which, if borrowed or used, is intended to be replenished so it may be loaned or spent repeatedly)


Sense 2fund [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A supply of something available for future use

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

fund; store; stock

Context example:

he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars

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

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

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

seed stock (a supply of seeds (or tubers) reserved for planting)

government issue; issue; military issue (supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government)

provision (a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms))

cache; hoard; stash (a secret store of valuables or money)

base; infrastructure (the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area)


Sense 3fund [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

investment company; investment firm; investment trust; fund

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

nondepository financial institution (a financial institution that funds their investment activities from the sale of securities or insurance)

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

hedge fund; hedgefund (a flexible investment company for a small number of large investors (usually the minimum investment is $1 million); can use high-risk techniques (not allowed for mutual funds) such as short-selling and heavy leveraging)

fixed investment trust; nondiscretionary trust (an investment trust that can buy only those securities listed when the trust was organized)

unit investment trust; unit trust (a regulated investment company consisting of professional managers who issue redeemable securities representing a portfolio of many different securities)

Real Estate Investment Trust; REIT (an investment trust that owns and manages a pool of commercial properties and mortgages and other real estate assets; shares can be bought and sold in the stock market)

face-amount certificate company (a regulated investment company that pays a stated amount to certificate holders on a stated maturity date)

closed-end fund; closed-end investment company (a regulated investment company that issues a fixed number of shares which are listed on a stock market)

mutual fund; open-end fund; open-end investment company (a regulated investment company with a pool of assets that regularly sells and redeems its shares)


FUND (verb)


Sense 1fund [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

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

finance (obtain or provide money for)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2fund [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place or store up in a fund for accumulation

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

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

accumulate; amass; collect; compile; hoard; pile up; roll up (get or gather together)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3fund [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

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

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4fund [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Invest money in government securities

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

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

commit; invest; place; put (make an investment)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5fund [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

fund a medical care plan

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

accumulate; amass; collect; compile; hoard; pile up; roll up (get or gather together)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 6fund [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Furnish money for

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

The government funds basic research in many areas

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

support (support materially or financially)

"Fund" entails doing...:

finance (obtain or provide money for)

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

grubstake (supply with funds in return for a promised share of profits)

bankroll (provide with sufficient funds; finance)

absorb; take over (take up, as of debts or payments)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They fund him to write the letter


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