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fund (n.)

1670s, "a bottom, the bottom; foundation, groundwork," from French fond "a bottom, floor, ground" (12c.), also "a merchant's basic stock or capital," from Latin fundus "bottom, foundation, piece of land," from PIE root *bhudh- "bottom, base" (source also of Sanskrit budhnah, Greek pythmen "foundation, bottom," Old English botm "lowest part;" see bottom (n.)). Meaning "stock of money or wealth available for some purpose" is from 1690s; sense of "store of anything to be drawn upon" is from 1704. Funds "money at one's disposal" is from 1728.

fund (v.)

1776, "convert (a debt) into capital or stock represented by interest-bearing bonds," from fund (n.). Meaning "supply (someone or something) with money, to finance" is from 1900.

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Definitions of fund from WordNet
1
fund (v.)
convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds;
fund (v.)
place or store up in a fund for accumulation;
fund (v.)
provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest;
fund (v.)
invest money in government securities;
fund (v.)
accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability;
fund a medical care plan
fund (v.)
furnish money for;
The government funds basic research in many areas
2
fund (n.)
a reserve of money set aside for some purpose;
Synonyms: monetary fund
fund (n.)
a supply of something available for future use;
Synonyms: store / stock
fund (n.)
a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies;
Synonyms: investment company / investment trust / investment firm
From wordnet.princeton.edu