(~s, ~ing, ~ed)
Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.
Funds are amounts of money that are available to be spent, especially money that is given to an organization or person for a particular purpose.
The concert will raise ~s for research into Aids.
see also ~-raising
A ~ is an amount of money that is collected or saved for a particular purpose.
...a scholarship ~ for undergraduate engineering students.
N-COUNT: oft n N
see also trust ~
When a person or organization ~s something, they provide money for it.
The airport is being privately ~ed by a construction group.
...a new privately ~ed scheme.
VERB: V n, V-ed
COMB in ADJ
If you have a ~ of something, you have a lot of it.
He is possessed of an extraordinary ~ of energy.
N-COUNT: N of n