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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fund  \Fund\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Funded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Funding}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  To  place  in  a  fund,  as  money. 
 
  3.  To  put  into  the  form  of  bonds  or  stocks  bearing  regular 
  interest;  as  to  fund  the  floating  debt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fund  \Fund\,  n.  [OF.  font,  fond,  nom.  fonz,  bottom,  ground,  F. 
  fond  bottom,  foundation,  fonds  fund,  fr  L.  fundus  bottom, 
  ground,  foundation,  piece  of  land.  See  {Found}  to  establish.] 
  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.  pl  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 
 
  An  inexhaustible  fund  of  stories.  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Sinking  fund},  the  aggregate  of  sums  of  money  set  apart  and 
  invested,  usually  at  fixed  intervals,  for  the 
  extinguishment  of  the  debt  of  a  government,  or  of  a 
  corporation,  by  the  accumulation  of  interest. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fund 
  n  1:  a  reserve  of  money  set  aside  for  some  purpose  [syn:  {monetary 
  fund}] 
  2:  a  supply  of  something  available  for  future  use  "he  brought 
  back  a  large  store  of  Cuban  cigars"  [syn:  {store},  {stock}] 
  3:  a  financial  institution  that  sells  shares  to  individuals  and 
  invests  in  securities  issued  by  other  companies  [syn:  {investment 
  company},  {investment  trust},  {investment  firm}] 
  v  1:  set  up  a  fund;  convert  into  a  debt 
  2:  store  in  a  fund 
  3:  furnish  a  fund  for  "Who  will  fund  the  new  welfare  program?" 




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