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I UK [fʌnd] / US noun
Word forms "fund":
singular fund plural funds
1) [countable] an amount of money that you collect, save, or invest

a fund to buy instruments for young musicians

an investment/pension fund

a) business a financial organization that manages an amount of money by investing it
b) used in the names of organizations that collect money for a particular purpose

the Worldwide Fund for Nature

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2) [countable] a large supply of something, especially something useful
fund of:

She had a huge fund of knowledge, skill, and experience.

3) funds
[plural] money

I'm a little low on funds just now.

raise funds (= collect money):

I'm not sure I can raise the funds for the holiday.

See:
funding

II UK [fʌnd] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "fund":
present tense I/you/we/they fund he/she/it funds present participle funding past tense funded past participle funded
to provide the money for something that costs a lot

The National Asthma Campaign is funding research into allergy and air pollution.

publicly funded legal services


English dictionary. 2014.

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