1 supply, stock, reserve, store, pool, cache, reservoir, repository, mine:
Alison is a veritable fund of information about art.
2 Often, funds. money, (hard) cash, ready money, assets, means, wealth, resources, wherewithal, savings, capital, nest egg, endowment, Colloq loot, lucre, pelf, green, bread, dough, Brit ready, readies, lolly, US bucks, scratch:
He has the funds to buy out his partners. Have you contributed to the fund for indigent lexicographers?
3 finance, back, capitalize, stake, support, pay for, endow, grant, subsidize:
The company has funded a number of new businesses.
1 sum of money collected for a particular purpose
large | appeal, charitable, charity
The newspaper launched an appeal fund for victims of the disaster.
| benevolent, campaign, investment, memorial, pension, prize, social, trust
a benevolent fund for retired actors
VERB + FUND
create, establish, launch, set up, start
They set up an investment fund to provide money for their retirement.
| administer, manage | draw on
They don't want to draw on the fund unless they have to.
in a/the ~
There is currently over £200,000 in the fund.
| into a/the ~
The money received is paid directly into a pension fund.
FUND + NOUN
holder, manager 2 funds
money that is available and can be spent
sufficient | insufficient | limited
There are only limited funds available.
| unlimited | surplus | available | government, private, public
VERB + FUND
We have insufficient funds to pay for the building work.
| be out of, be short of
We are short of funds at the moment, so we are not going on holiday.
| appeal for
The school is appealing for funds to invest in new equipment.
| borrow, boost, build up, collect, generate, get, obtain, raise, receive, secure | allocate, lend, make available, provide, release
Funds will be made available to ensure the provision of hospital services.
| channel, direct, use
The government is to channel more funds into local development schemes.
FUND + NOUN
a charity event to raise funds for local schools
| ~ from
Funds from the event will support the work of the hospice.
access to funds
The current account offers savers instant access to funds.
| a flow of funds
the flow of funds between various economic sectors
| a lack/shortage of funds
The project was hampered by lack of funds. > Special page at BUSINESS
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