Meaning of FUND in English

n. & v.


1. a permanent stock of something ready to be drawn upon (a fund of knowledge; a fund of tenderness).

2 a stock of money, esp. one set apart for a purpose.

3 (in pl.) money resources.

4 (in pl.; prec. by the) Brit. the stock of the National Debt (as a mode of investment).

1. provide with money.

2 convert (a floating debt) into a more or less permanent debt at fixed interest.

3 put into a fund.

Phrases and idioms:

fund-raiser a person who seeks financial support for a cause, enterprise, etc. fund-raising the seeking of financial support. in funds colloq. having money to spend.

Etymology: L fundus bottom, piece of land

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.