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Fund

A comprehensive term for any money that is set aside for a particular purpose or that is accessible for the satisfaction of debts or claims.

The term public funds is a colloquial label for the revenue of a government, state, or Municipal Corporation.

fund

noun accumulation, assets, capital, copia, foundation, fount, hoard, investment, mine, nest egg, pecunia, pool, reserve, reservoir, resources, savings, spring, stock, store, sum of money, supply, well
Associated concepts: available fund, cash funds, commingling of funds, contingent fund, endowment fund, escrow fund, guaranty fund, insurance fund, joint fund, misapplicaaion of funds, misappropriation of funds, permanent funds, reserve fund, residuary fund, trust fund

fund

verb accommodate, accumulate, afford, allot, amass, apportion, bank, be a benefactor, bestow, cache, collect, conserve, contribute, deposit, dispense, dole, donate, endow, endue, equip, finance, furnish, garner, give, give money, grant, hand out, hoard, invest money, keep, keep in reserve, lay in store, lay up, maintain, pay, pay for, present, present money, preserve, provide, provide for, provide money, provide the wherewithal, provision, purvey, reserve, retain, save, save up, settle upon, spare, stock, stockpile, store, subsidize, supply, sustain, treasure, yield
See also: bear, bestow, capitalize, depository, endow, endowment, finance, garner, hoard, principal, provide, provision, reserve, resource, stock, store, supply, treasury, underwrite, yield
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As to persons of quality, they give security to appropriate a certain sum for each child, suitable to their condition; and these funds are always managed with good husbandry and the most exact justice.
The husband was a conciliatory soul, with a great fund of resignation, which he expended on "Roger's friends.
Adam, I confess, was very susceptible to the influence of rank, and quite ready to give an extra amount of respect to every one who had more advantages than himself, not being a philosopher or a proletaire with democratic ideas, but simply a stout-limbed clever carpenter wlth a large fund of reverence in his nature, which inclined him to admit all established claims unless he saw very clear grounds for questioning them.
How little do some of these poor islanders comprehend when they look around them, that no inconsiderable part of their disasters originate in certain tea-party excitements, under the influence of which benevolent-looking gentlemen in white cravats solicit alms, and old ladies in spectacles, and young ladies in sober russet gowns, contribute sixpences towards the creation of a fund, the object of which is to ameliorate the spiritual condition of the Polynesians, but whose end has almost invariably been to accomplish their temporal destruction!
As for Raffles, he concluded his far too genial remarks by predicting that, whatever Nasmyth might say or think of the new fund, he would subscribe to it as handsomely as any of us, like "the generous good chap" that we all.
In the next place, there should, if possible, be a fund to pay all the citizens--who have any share in the management of public affairs, either as members of the assembly, judges, and magistrates; but if this cannot be done, at least the magistrates, the judges the senators, and members of the supreme assembly, and also those officers who are obliged to eat at a common table ought to be paid.
Costume, at a glance, gave him a thrilling association with horses (enough to specify the hat-brim which took the slightest upward angle just to escape the suspicion of bending downwards), and nature had given him a face which by dint of Mongolian eyes, and a nose, mouth, and chin seeming to follow his hat-brim in a moderate inclination upwards, gave the effect of a subdued unchangeable sceptical smile, of all expressions the most tyrannous over a susceptible mind, and, when accompanied by adequate silence, likely to create the reputation of an invincible understanding, an infinite fund of humor-- too dry to flow, and probably in a state of immovable crust,-- and a critical judgment which, if you could ever be fortunate enough to know it, would be
In my sleep it was not my wake-a-day personality that took charge of me; it was another and distinct personality, possessing a new and totally different fund of experiences, and, to the point of my dreaming, possessing memories of those totally different experiences.
He never contributed to an earthquake fund in Japan nor to an open-air fund in New York City.
But you will contribute something to the campaign fund to assist in your election, will you not?
But the work was going on everywhere; masters in the art were developing, and a fund of tricks and expedients was being accumulated.
That his father was very poor we know, for Edmund Spenser's name appears among "certain poor scholars of the schools about London" who received money and clothes from a fund left by a rich man to help poor children at school.