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Definition of fund noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] an amount of money that has been saved or has been made available for a particular purpose a disaster relief fund the company's retirement fund the International Monetary Fund
  2. 2funds [plural] money that is available to be spent government funds The hospital is trying to raise funds for a new kidney machine. The project has been canceled because of lack of funds I'm short of funds right now—can I pay you back next week?
  3. 3[singular] fund of something an amount or a supply of something a fund of knowledge
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