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  ( funds    plural & 3rd person present)   ( funding    present participle)   ( funded    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-plural   Funds are amounts of money that are available to be spent, especially money that is given to an organization or person for a particular purpose.  
The concert will raise funds for research into Aids., ...government funds.     
2       n-count   A fund is an amount of money that is collected or saved for a particular purpose.  
oft n N  
...a scholarship fund for undergraduate engineering students.     
    trust fund  
3       verb   When a person or organization funds something, they provide money for it.   (=finance)  
The airport is being privately funded by a construction group.      V n  
...a new privately funded scheme.      V-ed  
  -funded      comb in adj  
...government-funded institutions.     
4       n-count   If you have a fund of something, you have a lot of it.  
N of n  
He is possessed of an extraordinary fund of energy.     

fund-raising      , fundraising  
Fund-raising is the activity of collecting money to support a charity or political campaign or organization.      n-uncount  
Encourage her to get involved in fund-raising for charity.     
hedge fund        ( hedge funds    plural  ) A hedge fund is an investment fund that invests large amounts of money using methods that involve a lot of risk.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
mutual fund        ( mutual funds    plural  ) A mutual fund is an organization which invests money in many different kinds of business and which offers units for sale to the public as an investment.  
  (AM, BUSINESS)      n-count  
in BRIT, use unit trust     
slush fund        ( slush funds    plural  ) A slush fund is a sum of money collected to pay for an illegal activity, especially in politics or business.      n-count  
He's accused of misusing $17.5 million from a secret government slush fund.     
tracker fund     ( tracker funds    plural  ) A tracker fund is an investment in which shares in different companies are bought and sold so that the value of the shares held always matches the average value of shares in all or part of a stock market.  
  (mainly BRIT, BUSINESS)      n-count  
trust fund        ( trust funds    plural  ) A trust fund is an amount of money or property that someone owns, usually after inheriting it, but which is kept and invested for them.      n-count  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  



1    capital, endowment, fall-back, foundation, kitty, pool, reserve, stock, store, supply, tontine  
2    hoard, mine, repository, reserve, reservoir, source, storehouse, treasury, vein  
3    capitalize, endow, finance, float, pay for, promote, stake, subsidize, support  

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