fund ( 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.
3 verb When a person or organization funds something, they provide money for it.
The airport is being privately funded by a construction group. V n
...a new privately funded scheme. V-ed
-funded comb in adj
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