A sum of money saved or made available for a particular purpose
an emergency fund for refugees
(In South Asia) an institution which accepts savings at interest and lends money for house and other purchases
A fund from which the prizes in a horse race are (partially) financed.
A fund for the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges
A mutual fund that invests primarily in stocks that are expected to increase in capital value rather than yield high income
A limited partnership of investors that uses high risk methods, such as investing with borrowed money, in hopes of realizing large capital gains
An investment program funded by shareholders that trades in diversified holdings and is professionally managed
A mutual fund which uses computer models to make investments based on quantitative analysis of the market.
A fund into which all private banks are required to deposit a percentage of stock, in order to guarantee the value of their circulating notes.
A reserve of money used for illicit purposes, especially political bribery
(In the UK) a social security fund from which loans or grants are made to people in need
A fund consisting of assets belonging to a trust, held by the trustees for the beneficiaries
In plural Money held or disbursed by the U.S. federal government.
Money raised to finance a campaign, especially one supporting a political or social cause
An employee or department of a large institution (such as a bank, pension fund, or insurance company) that manages the investment of money on its own behalf or on that of an outside client
A sum of money made available for people experiencing severe financial difficulties
An investment fund run on behalf of an investor by an agent (typically an insurance company)
A fund from which pensions are paid, accumulated from contributions from employers, employees, or both
A fund kept as a reserve, especially by a bank or other financial institution; also in plural.
A fund formed by periodically setting aside money for the gradual repayment of a debt or replacement of a wasting asset
A mutual fund whose holdings mirror the composition of a stock market index or group of indexes
An offshore investment fund which invests only in other investment funds
A fund that invests in companies or properties that are performing poorly and may therefore be undervalued
A fund from which payments are made to those in need.
A sum of money pledged as a contingent indemnity for loss
A reserve of money set aside to secure someone against a loss or other financial burden
(Especially in South East Asia) an investment fund contributed to by employees, employers, and (sometimes) the state, out of which a lump sum is provided to each employee on retirement
A fund that is continually replenished as withdrawals are made
Economics and Politics a fund established for the purpose of making changes to structural aspects of a business, industry, or economy; especially any of the various funds set up by the European Union to pay for projects aimed at reducing socio-economic disparities between its different regions.
The account held by the Exchequer of the British government at the Bank of England into which public monies (such as tax receipts) are paid and from which major payments are made, other than those dependent on periodic parliamentary approval
A reserve of money set aside to cover possible unforeseen future expenses
A sum of money accrued in a local currency arising from goods or services received from abroad
A fund providing support for church ministers in meeting their living costs, especially in the Free Church of Scotland.
A type of investment fund that is traded on a stock exchange
(In the Victorian era) any of various charitable relief funds collected by the Lord Mayor of London through a public appeal.
(In plural) funds used to invest in the money market (rare).
A disc displayed on a vehicle certifying payment of road tax
A person, typically a young adult, who is independently wealthy and does not need to work to earn a living
A government-owned investment fund
An international organization established in 1945 that aims to promote international trade and monetary cooperation and the stabilization of exchange rates. Member countries contribute in gold and in their own currencies to provide a reserve on which they may draw to meet foreign obligations during periods of deficit in their international balance of payments. Payments are usually made on the basis of the country’s acceptance of stipulated measures for economic correction, which often entail cuts in public expenditure and an increased cost of living, and have frequently caused controversy. It is affiliated with the United Nations, with headquarters in Washington, DC
(In the UK) a charity founded in 1919 operating internationally to aid children. Princess Anne has been its president since 1971
An international organization established (as the World Wildlife Fund) in 1961 to raise funds for projects including the conservation of endangered species or of valuable habitats. Its headquarters are in Gland, Switzerland
Prevent from continuing to receive funds
An agency of the United Nations whose purpose is to mobilize additional funds for agricultural and rural development in developing countries through programs that directly benefit the poorest rural populations. It began operations in 1977
Fund (a project or venture) by raising money from a large number of people who each contribute a relatively small amount, typically via the Internet
(In the UK) a former system of state funding for general practitioners, in which a GP was allocated a budget with which they could buy a limited range of hospital services
Seek financial support for a charity, cause, or other enterprise
A person whose job or task is to seek financial support for a charity, institution, or other enterprise