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Definition 1: a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for fund in the sense of this definition

(fund is a kind of ...) a financial institution that funds their investment activities from the sale of securities or insurance

(... is a kind of fund ) a flexible investment company for a small number of large investors (usually the minimum investment is $1 million); can use high-risk techniques (not allowed for mutual funds) such as short-selling and heavy leveraging

(... is a kind of fund ) a regulated investment company with a pool of assets that regularly sells and redeems its shares

(... is a kind of fund ) a regulated investment company that issues a fixed number of shares which are listed on a stock market

(... is a kind of fund ) a regulated investment company that pays a stated amount to certificate holders on a stated maturity date

(... is a kind of fund ) an investment trust that owns and manages a pool of commercial properties and mortgages and other real estate assets; shares can be bought and sold in the stock market

(... is a kind of fund ) a regulated investment company consisting of professional managers who issue redeemable securities representing a portfolio of many different securities

"you can invest in a unit investment trust for as little as $1000"

(... is a kind of fund ) an investment trust that can buy only those securities listed when the trust was organized

Definition 2: a reserve of money set aside for some purpose - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for fund in the sense of this definition

(fund is a kind of ...) the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender

"we tried to collect the money he owed us"

(... is a kind of fund ) the pooled money that is invested in assets

(... is a kind of fund ) a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose

"the laboratory runs on a budget of a million a year"

(... is a kind of fund ) money deposited in a bank or some similar institution

(... is a kind of fund ) a fund held in trust

(... is a kind of fund ) a fund for buying votes or bribing public officials

(... is a kind of fund ) a fund accumulated to finance a war (or a political campaign)

(... is a kind of fund ) a fund reserved to pay workers' pensions when they retire from service

(... is a kind of fund ) a fund of money put by as a reserve

(... is a kind of fund ) a fund accumulated regularly in a separate account and used to redeem debt securities

(... is a kind of fund ) a fund which, if borrowed or used, is intended to be replenished so it may be loaned or spent repeatedly

(... is a kind of fund ) a small fund of cash that a firm keeps for the payment of incidental expenses

Definition 3: a supply of something available for future use - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where fund or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars

Synonyms for fund in the sense of this definition

(fund is a kind of ...) (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation

(... is a kind of fund ) the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area

"the industrial base of Japan"

(... is a kind of fund ) a secret store of valuables or money

(... is a kind of fund ) a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms)

(... is a kind of fund ) supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government

(... is a kind of fund ) a supply of seeds (or tubers) reserved for planting

Definition 4: furnish money for - [verb of possession]

Samples where fund or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The government funds basic research in many areas

(fund is a kind of ...) support materially or financially

"he does not support his natural children" "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"

(... is a kind of fund ) supply with funds in return for a promised share of profits

(... is a kind of fund ) provide with sufficient funds; finance

"Who will bankroll the restoration of the former East German economy?"

(... is a kind of fund ) take up, as of debts or payments

"absorb the costs for something"

(fund implies ...) obtain or provide money for

"Can we finance the addition to our home?"

(fund has a similar meaning as ...) accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability

"fund a medical care plan"

Definition 5: place or store up in a fund for accumulation - [verb of possession]

(fund is a kind of ...) get or gather together

"I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife" "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis" "She rolled up a small fortune"

Definition 6: convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds - [verb of possession]

(fund is a kind of ...) obtain or provide money for

"Can we finance the addition to our home?"

Definition 7: accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability - [verb of possession]

Samples where fund or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fund a medical care plan

(fund is a kind of ...) get or gather together

"I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife" "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis" "She rolled up a small fortune"

(fund has a similar meaning as ...) furnish money for

"The government funds basic research in many areas"

Definition 8: invest money in government securities - [verb of possession]

(fund is a kind of ...) make an investment

"Put money into bonds"

Definition 9: provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest - [verb of possession]

(fund is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

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