› 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 alsoinvestment fund
›an amount of money saved or collected for a particular purpose: set up/establish a fundThe 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 fundsA new shares issue was launched to raise funds for the acquisition.sufficient/insufficient fundsExperts have criticized the Government for committing insufficient funds to the state pension.obtain/receive/secure fundsbe short of/run out of/need funds