|1.||[ noun ] a reserve of money set aside for some purpose|
|Related terms:||money budget savings revolving_fund deposit war_chest pension_fund trust_fund slush_fund petty_cash sinking_fund|
|2.||[ noun ] (finance,business) a supply of something available for future use|
"he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
|Related terms:||accumulation stores issue infrastructure seed_stock provision hoard store stock stock|
|3.||[ verb ] (stock exchange) invest money in government securities|
|Related terms:||invest investment_company|
|4.||[ verb ] place or store up in a fund for accumulation|
|5.||[ verb ] (business) furnish money for|
"The government funds basic research in many areas"
|Related terms:||support support absorb bankroll grubstake financing finance|
|6.||[ verb ] accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability|
"fund a medical care plan"
|7.||[ verb ] (finance) convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds|
|8.||[ verb ] (business) provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest|
|Related terms:||supply investment_company|
|9.||[ noun ] (finance,stock exchange) a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies|
|Synonyms:||investment_trust investment_firm investment_company|
|Related terms:||nondepository_financial_institution mutual_fund face-amount_certificate_company unit_investment_trust closed-end_fund real_estate_investment_trust nondiscretionary_trust hedge_fund|