|Origin:||fundus 'bottom, piece of land'|
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an amount of money that is collected and kept for a particular purpose: ➔ funding, trust fund
The house fell into disrepair until a restoration fund was set up.
money that an organization needs or has:
A sale is being held to raise funds for the school.
claims that ministers had misused public funds
The park remains unfinished due to lack of funds.
The Museum is so short of funds (=has so little money) it may have to sell the painting.
an organization that collects money, for example to help people who are ill, old etc [↪ charity]:
We give to the Children's Fund every Christmas.
a large supply of something:
He had a fund of stories about his boyhood.
having enough money to do something