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"fund" in British English

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fundnoun

uk   /fʌnd/  us   /fʌnd/
C1 [C] an amount of money saved, collected, or provided for a particular purpose: a pension/trust fund The hospital has set up a special fund to buy new equipment. Contributions are being sought for the disaster fund.
funds C1 [plural]
money needed or available to spend on something: Following the repairs to the roof, church funds are now seriously depleted. The president has agreed to allocate further funds to develop the new submarine.informal "Can I borrow £50?" "I'm a littleshort of/low on funds (= I have little money) at the moment
a fund of sth
a lot of something: She has a fund of knowledge on the subject.

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fundverb [T]

uk   /fʌnd/  us   /fʌnd/
funder
noun [C] /ˈfʌn.dər/  us /ˈfʌn.dɚ/
The Ministry of Health is a major funder of medical research.
(Definition of fund from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fund" in American English

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fundnoun [C]

 us   /fʌnd/
a sum of money saved and made available for a particular purpose: a scholarship fund for college students the company’s pension fund

fundverb [T]

 us   /fʌnd/
to provide the money to pay for an event, activity, or organization: He plans to donate money to fund health centers.
funder
noun [C]  /ˈfʌn·dər/
It’s the world’s largest funder of education.
(Definition of fund from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fund" in Business English

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fundnoun [C]

uk   us   /fʌnd/ 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
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

fundverb [T]

uk   us   /fʌnd/ FINANCE
to provide the money for a particular purpose or activity: Fears continue to grow that the Government's bailout will not be enough to fund the industry's recovery.partially/wholly/fully funded The research was partially funded by Roche Applied Science. government/privately funded The regeneration program is funded by EU money.
(Definition of fund from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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