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English noun: fund

1. fund (possession) a reserve of money set aside for some purpose


Synonymsmonetary fund


Broader (hypernym)money


Narrower (hyponym)bank deposit, budget, deposit, mutual fund, nest egg, pension fund, petty cash, revolving fund, savings, sinking fund, slush fund, superannuation fund, trust fund, war chest

2. fund (possession) a supply of something available for future use


SamplesHe brought back a large store of Cuban cigars.


Synonymsstock, store


Broader (hypernym)accumulation


Narrower (hyponym)base, cache, government issue, hoard, infrastructure, issue, military issue, provision, seed stock, stash

3. fund (group) a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies


Synonymsinvestment company, investment firm, investment trust


Broader (hypernym)nondepository financial institution


Narrower (hyponym)closed-end fund, closed-end investment company, face-amount certificate company, fixed investment trust, hedge fund, hedgefund, mutual fund, mutual fund company, nondiscretionary trust, open-end fund, open-end investment company, Real Estate Investment Trust, REIT, unit investment trust, unit trust


English verb: fund

1. fund (possession) convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)finance

2. fund (possession) place or store up in a fund for accumulation


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accumulate, amass, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up

3. fund (possession) provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

4. fund (possession) invest money in government securities


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)commit, invest, place, put

5. fund (possession) accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability


SamplesFund a medical care plan.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accumulate, amass, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up


Verb groupfund

6. fund (possession) furnish money for


SamplesThe government funds basic research in many areas.


ExamplesThey fund him to write the letter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)support


Narrower (hyponym)absorb, bankroll, grubstake, take over


Entailfinance


Verb groupfund









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