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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fund /ˈfʌnd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fund n.
 1. An aggregation or deposit of resources from which supplies are or may be drawn for carrying on any work, or for maintaining existence.
 2. A stock or capital; a sum of money appropriated as the foundation of some commercial or other operation undertaken with a view to profit; that reserve by means of which expenses and credit are supported; as, the fund of a bank, commercial house, manufacturing corporation, etc.
 3. pl. The stock of a national debt; public securities; evidences (stocks or bonds) of money lent to government, for which interest is paid at prescribed intervals; -- called also public funds.
 4. An invested sum, whose income is devoted to a specific object; as, the fund of an ecclesiastical society; a fund for the maintenance of lectures or poor students; also, money systematically collected to meet the expenses of some permanent object.
 5. A store laid up, from which one may draw at pleasure; a supply; a full provision of resources; as, a fund of wisdom or good sense.
    An inexhaustible fund of stories.   --Macaulay.
 Sinking fund, the aggregate of sums of money set apart and invested, usually at fixed intervals, for the extinguishment of the debt of a government, or of a corporation, by the accumulation of interest.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fund, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Funded; p. pr. & vb. n. Funding.]
 1. To provide and appropriate a fund or permanent revenue for the payment of the interest of; to make permanent provision of resources (as by a pledge of revenue from customs) for discharging the interest of or principal of; as, to fund government notes.
 2. To place in a fund, as money.
 3. To put into the form of bonds or stocks bearing regular interest; as, to fund the floating debt.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a reserve of money set aside for some purpose [syn: monetary
      2: a supply of something available for future use; "he brought
         back a large store of Cuban cigars" [syn: store, stock]
      3: a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and
         invests in securities issued by other companies [syn: investment
         company, investment trust, investment firm]
      v 1: convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that
           bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds
      2: place or store up in a fund for accumulation
      3: provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of
      4: invest money in government securities
      5: accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent
         liability; "fund a medical care plan"
      6: furnish money for; "The government funds basic research in
         many areas"