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fundnoun [C]

 us   /fʌnd/
a ​sum of ​moneysaved and made ​available for a ​particularpurpose: a ​scholarship fund for ​collegestudents the company’s ​pension fund

fundverb [T]

 us   /fʌnd/
to ​provide the ​money to ​pay for an ​event, ​activity, or ​organization: He ​plans to ​donatemoney to fund ​healthcenters.
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)







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fundnoun

uk   /fʌnd/  us   /fʌnd/
C1 [C] an ​amount of ​moneysaved, ​collected, or ​provided for a ​particularpurpose: 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]
moneyneeded or ​available to ​spend on something: Following the ​repairs to the ​roof, ​church funds are now ​seriouslydepleted. The ​president has ​agreed to ​allocatefurther 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/
C1 to ​provide the ​money to ​pay for an ​event, ​activity, or ​organization: The ​company has ​agreed to fund my ​trip to ​Australia. The new ​college is being ​privately funded (= ​money for it is not being ​provided from ​taxes).

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funder
noun [C] /ˈfʌn.dər/  us /ˈfʌn.dɚ/
The Ministry of Health is a ​major funder of ​medicalresearch.
(Definition of fund from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fund" in Business English

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fundnoun [C]

uk   us   /fʌnd/ FINANCE
moneyinvested in a ​range of ​shares, ​bonds, etc. often along with other ​investors' ​money: The ​proposedperformancetablerequiresdisclosure of a fund's ​returns for ​fiscalyearperiods. The fund's ​performance is ​linked to ​swings in ​gasprices, which are difficult to ​predict. fund ​shares/​shareholders
an ​amount of ​moneysaved or ​collected for a particular ​purpose: set up/establish a fund The ​government set up an ​emergency fund to ​helpdisaster 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 ​sharesissue was ​launched to ​raise funds for the ​acquisition.sufficient/insufficient funds Experts have criticized the Government for ​committinginsufficient funds to the ​statepension. 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 ​regenerationprogram is funded by EU ​money.
(Definition of fund from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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