Pronunciation: (fund),[key] —n. 1. a supply of money or pecuniary resources, as for some purpose: a fund for his education; a retirement fund. 2. supply; stock: a fund of knowledge; a fund of jewels. 3. funds,money immediately available; pecuniary resources: to be momentarily without funds. 4. an organization created to administer or manage a fund, as of money invested or contributed for some special purpose.
—v.t. 1. to provide a fund to pay the interest or principal of (a debt).
2. to convert (general outstanding debts) into a more or less permanent debt, represented by interest-bearing bonds.
3. to allocate or provide funds for (a program, project, etc.).