Focus on the pronunciation of fund
English definition of “fund”
/fʌnd/ noun [C] FINANCE
› money invested in a range of shares, bonds, etc. often along with other investors' money: The proposed performance table requires disclosure of a fund's returns for fiscal year periods. The fund's performance is linked to swings in gas prices, which are difficult to predict. fund shares/shareholders → See also investment fund
› an amount of money saved or collected for a particular purpose: set up/establish a fund The government set up an emergency fund to help disaster victims.
› an organization that collects and manages an amount of money for investing in a particular purpose: the European Regional Development Fund
funds [plural] › the financial resources that a business, organization, or project has available: raise/provide/generate funds A new shares issue was launched to raise funds for the acquisition.sufficient/insufficient funds Experts have criticized the Government for committing insufficient funds to the state pension. obtain/receive/secure funds be short of/run out of/need funds → See also accumulated fund, authorized investment fund, balanced fund, bank guarantee fund, bond fund, broker-dealer fund, closed-end fund, commodity fund, contingency fund, deposit protection fund, depreciation fund, discretionary fund, dual-purpose fund, equity fund, ethical fund, fed funds, general-purpose fund, go-go fund, growth fund, guarantee fund, hedge fund, investment fund, income fund, index fund, institutional fund, investment fund, life fund, long-term funds, managed fund, money fund, money market fund, mutual fund, no-load fund, investment fund, pension fund, performance fund, provident fund, BROKEN!, reserve fund, revolving fund, shareholders' funds, short-term funds, sinking fund, slush fund, state funds, stock fund, strike fund, tracker fund, trust fund, umbrella fund, value fund, vulture fund