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Fund

 

(1) Monetary or material resources that either finance certain activities (wages fund) or constitute the basic holdings or reserves of such institutions as libraries and museums.

(2) An organization or institution that gives material aid to artists, for example, the Literary Fund of the USSR.

(3) In capitalist countries, international or national grants or capital investments (usually set up by private individuals) to support educational institutions, carry out scientific projects, and promote and reward discoveries, inventions, and achievements in the arts and sciences.

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I urge this not because I doubt the moral probity of those who disburse the funds, but because I know that they are not rightly applied.
It's going to mean old Nasmyth's subscription to the Founder's Fund, and that's to be a big one, I promise you
On both occasions Fred had felt confident that he should meet the bill himself, having ample funds at disposal in his own hopefulness.
When had it itself lived a wake-a-day life on this planet in order to collect this fund of strange experiences?
When he was about seventeen Edmund went to Cambridge, receiving for his journey a sum of ten shillings from the fund from which he had already received help at school.
I would not here be understood to insist on the same fund of learning in any of my brethren, as Cicero persuades us is necessary to the composition of an orator.
We calculated our weekly expenditure to the last farthing, and we never touched our little fund except in Laura's interests and for Laura's sake.
On the other hand, he might have been suspected of hiding a fund of reckless naughtiness.
He liked to believe this, and always impressed the shadowy grievance on new-comers and strangers; though he could not, for his life, have explained what Fund he meant, or how the notion had got rooted in his soul.
Part of his money is supposed to be in the Funds, and part laid out in railway investments, which have survived the panic of eighteen hundred and forty-six, and are rapidly rising in value.
Better join hands with the practical branches; we're in funds now.
A deficit may be temporary; credit returns and funds are restored.