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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


Verb groupfund

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