Meaning of FUND in English

/fund/ , n.

1. a supply of money or pecuniary resources, as for some purpose: a fund for his education; a retirement fund.

2. supply; stock: a fund of knowledge; a fund of jewels.

3. funds , money immediately available; pecuniary resources: to be momentarily without funds.

4. an organization created to administer or manage a fund, as of money invested or contributed for some special purpose.


5. to provide a fund to pay the interest or principal of (a debt).

6. to convert (general outstanding debts) into a more or less permanent debt, represented by interest-bearing bonds.

7. to allocate or provide funds for (a program, project, etc.).

[ 1670-80; fundus bottom, estate; r. FOND 2 in most of its meanings ]

Syn. 2. store, reservoir, fount, mine, hoard.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .