Meaning of FINANCE in English


(~s, financing, ~d)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


When someone ~s something such as a project or a purchase, they provide the money that is needed to pay for them.

The fund has been used largely to ~ the construction of federal prisons...

Government expenditure is ~d by taxation and by borrowing.

= fund

VERB: V n, be V-ed by n

Finance is also a noun.

A United States delegation is in Japan seeking ~ for a major scientific project.



Finance is the commercial or government activity of managing money, debt, credit, and investment.

...a major player in the world of high ~...

The report recommends an overhaul of public ~s...

A former Finance Minister and five senior civil servants are accused of fraud.

N-UNCOUNT: also N in pl


You can refer to the amount of money that you have and how well it is organized as your ~s.

Be prepared for unexpected news concerning your ~s...

Finance is usually the biggest problem for students.

N-UNCOUNT: also N in pl, oft with poss

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