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fund British & World English

A sum of money saved or made available for a particular purpose

fund English Thesaurus

an emergency fund

chit fund British & World English

(In South Asia) an institution which accepts savings at interest and lends money for house and other purchases

road fund British & World English

A fund for the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges

growth fund British & World English

A mutual fund that invests primarily in stocks that are expected to increase in capital value rather than yield high income

hedge fund British & World English

An offshore investment fund, typically formed as a private limited partnership, that engages in speculation using credit or borrowed capital

mutual fund British & World English

An investment programme funded by shareholders that trades in diversified holdings and is professionally managed

slush fund British & World English

A reserve of money used for illicit purposes, especially political bribery

social fund British & World English

(In the UK) a social security fund from which loans or grants are made to people in need

trust fund British & World English

A fund consisting of assets belonging to a trust, held by the trustees for the beneficiaries

fighting fund British & World English

Money raised to finance a campaign, especially one supporting a political or social cause

fund manager British & World English

An employee of a large institution (such as a pension fund or an insurance company) who manages the investment of money on its behalf

hardship fund British & World English

A sum of money made available for people experiencing severe privation

managed fund British & World English

An investment fund run on behalf of an investor by an agent (typically, an insurance company)

pension fund British & World English

A fund from which pensions are paid, accumulated from contributions from employers, employees, or both

sinking fund British & World English

A fund formed by periodically setting aside money for the gradual repayment of a debt or replacement of a wasting asset

umbrella fund British & World English

An offshore investment fund which invests only in other investment funds

vulture fund British & World English

A fund which invests in companies or properties which are performing poorly and may therefore be undervalued

guarantee fund British & World English

A sum of money pledged as a contingent indemnity for loss

provident fund British & World English

(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

revolving fund British & World English

A fund that is continually replenished as withdrawals are made

Consolidated Fund British & World English

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

contingency fund British & World English

A reserve of money set aside to cover possible unforeseen future expenses

counterpart fund British & World English

A sum of money accrued in a local currency arising from goods or services received from abroad

road fund licence British & World English

A disc displayed on a vehicle certifying payment of road tax

trust fund baby British & World English

A person, typically a young adult, who is independently wealthy and does not need to work to earn a living

sovereign wealth fund British & World English

A state-owned investment fund

International Monetary Fund British & World English

An international organization established in 1945 which aims to promote international trade and monetary cooperation and the stabilization of exchange rates

Save the Children Fund British & World English

(In the UK) a charity founded in 1919 operating internationally to aid children. Princess Anne has been its president since 1971

World Wide Fund for Nature British & World English

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

defund British & World English

Prevent from continuing to receive funds

International Fund for Agricultural Development British & World English

An agency of the United Nations whose purpose is to mobilize additional funds for agricultural and rural development in developing countries through programmes that directly benefit the poorest rural populations. It began operations in 1977

crowdfund British & World English

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

fundholding British & World English

(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

fundraise British & World English

Seek financial support for a charity, cause, or other enterprise

fundraiser British & World English

A person whose job or task is to seek financial support for a charity, cause, or other enterprise

fundraising British & World English

The seeking of financial support for a charity, cause, or other enterprise

tokkin British & World English

(In Japan) a type of short-term corporate investment fund managed by a trust bank, providing a reduction of tax liability and other financial advantages

tokkin fund in tokkin British & World English

(In Japan) a type of short-term corporate investment fund managed by a trust bank, providing a reduction of tax liability and other financial advantages

tracker British & World English

An investment fund which aims to follow in value a stock market index or group of indexes

underfund British & World English

Provide with insufficient funding


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