1. a supply that can be drawn upon; stock; store
⇒ a fund of good humor
a. a sum of money set aside for some particular purpose
4. to provide money for the payment of principal or interest on (a debt)
5. to put or convert into a long-term debt that bears interest
6. to put in a fund; accumulate
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Word origin of 'fund'
, bottom, land, estate (< IE *bhundhos
< base *bhudh-
): meaning infl. by Fr fond
, stock, provision < same source