Meaning of FUND in English

I. ˈfənd noun

Etymology: Latin fundus bottom, country estate — more at bottom

Date: 1694


a. : a sum of money or other resources whose principal or interest is set apart for a specific objective

b. : money on deposit on which checks or drafts can be drawn — usually used in plural

c. : capital

d. plural : the stock of the British national debt — usually used with the

2. : an available quantity of material or intangible resources : supply

3. plural : available pecuniary resources

4. : an organization administering a special fund

II. transitive verb

Date: 1789


a. : to make provision of resources for discharging the interest or principal of

b. : to provide funds for

a federally fund ed program

2. : to place in a fund : accumulate

3. : to convert into a debt that is payable either at a distant date or at no definite date and that bears a fixed interest

fund a floating debt

• fund·er ˈfən-dər noun

III. abbreviation


Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.