fund Definition

  • 1a sum of money saved or made available for a particular purpose
  • 2a supply of something that is available for use when needed
  • 3to provide money for (a project or activity)

Using fund: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fund" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The government has set up a fund to help the victims of the earthquake.

  • Example

    The company has a fund for research and development.

  • Example

    We need to raise funds for the school trip.

  • Example

    The organization is funded by donations from individuals and corporations.

fund Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using fund

  • having enough money to cover expenses


    Thanks to the recent grant, we're finally in the funds for our research project.

  • to collect or gather the necessary money for a particular purpose


    We're trying to raise the funds for a new community center.

  • receiving financial assistance from the government or an organization


    After losing his job, he was on the fund for several months.

Phrases with fund

  • a reserve of money used for illicit purposes, especially political bribery


    The politician was caught using a slush fund to pay off his supporters.

  • an investment program funded by shareholders that trades in diversified holdings and is professionally managed


    Many people invest in mutual funds as a way to diversify their portfolio.

  • a private investment fund that uses high-risk methods, such as investing with borrowed money, in hopes of realizing large capital gains


    Hedge funds are known for their aggressive investment strategies and high fees.

Origins of fund

from Latin 'fundus', meaning 'bottom, piece of land'


Summary: fund in Brief

The term 'fund' [fสŒnd] refers to a sum of money saved or made available for a particular purpose, or a supply of something that is available for use when needed. It can also mean to provide money for a project or activity. Examples include government funds for disaster relief, company funds for research and development, and fundraising efforts to raise funds for a cause. Phrases like 'slush fund' and 'mutual fund' add specific contexts, while idioms like 'in the funds' and 'raise the funds' denote having enough money or gathering necessary funds.

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