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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Finance  \Fi*nance"\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Financed};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Financing}.] 
  To  conduct  the  finances  of  to  provide  for  and  manage,  the 
  capital  for  to  financier. 
 
  Securing  foreign  capital  to  finance  multitudinous 
  undertakings.  --B.  H. 
  Chamberlain. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Finance  \Fi*nance"\,  n.  [F.,  fr  LL  financia  payment  of  money, 
  money,  fr  finare  to  pay  a  fine  or  subsidy  (cf.  OF  finer  to 
  finish,  pay),  fr  L.  finis  end  See  {Fine},  n.,  {Finish}.] 
  1.  The  income  of  a  ruler  or  of  a  state;  revennue;  public 
  money;  sometimes  the  income  of  an  individual;  often  used 
  in  the  plural  for  funds;  available  money;  resources. 
 
  All  the  finances  or  revenues  of  the  imperial  crown. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  The  science  of  raising  and  expending  the  public  revenue. 
  ``Versed  in  the  details  of  finance.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  finance 
  n  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 
  v  1:  obtain  or  provide  money  for  "Can  we  finance  the  addition  to 
  our  home?" 
  2:  sell  or  provide  on  credit 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  FINANCE,  n.  The  art  or  science  of  managing  revenues  and  resources  for 
  the  best  advantage  of  the  manager.  The  pronunciation  of  this  word 
  with  the  i  long  and  the  accent  on  the  first  syllable  is  one  of 
  America's  most  precious  discoveries  and  possessions. 
 
 




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