Meaning of “financier” in the English Dictionary

"financier" in English

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financiernoun [ C ]

uk /fɪˈnæər/ us /fɪˈnæɚ/

Examples from literature

  • He knew the financier very well, and knew that he was, with all his subtle cleverness, a man of spotless honor. 
  • If big financiers are not at their back, I repeat: where does all the money come from? 
  • The financier refused to be convinced. 
  • To attain such an eminence, the astute financier knew as well as any that only one thing was really necessary—namely, money. 
  • When he gets that done he's going to be busy using it, either to straighten out his own financial affairs or to down or suppress some financier that has busted in on his plans. 

(Definition of “financier” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"financier" in American English

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financiernoun [ C ]

us /ˌfɪn·ənˈsɪər, ˌfɑɪ·næn-/

someone who controls a large amount of money and can give or lend it to people or organizations

(Definition of “financier” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"financier" in Business English

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financiernoun [ C ]

uk /fɪˈnænsiər/ us //

FINANCE a person or company that controls large amounts of money, for example providing money for investment, or arranging loans to companies:

The millionaire financier agreed to invest $500 million in the ailing company.
a retail/real estate, etc. financier The country's biggest real-estate financier estimates that Brazil needs 7.9 million new homes.
a commercial/corporate financier He's is a corporate financier for Citigroup.

(Definition of “financier” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)