fund

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fund is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
fund


Fund is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Singular
fund

Plural
funds

  1. (countable) A fund is an amount of money kept for a specific purpose.
    GM cannot afford to keep paying into the company pension fund.
    Our fund-raising campaign has a target of $100,000.
  2. (plural) An organisation's funds are the money that it has.
    The school is raising funds to pay for the new library.
    The sports centre closed because of a lack of funds.

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Plain form
fund

Third-person singular
funds

Past tense
funded

Past participle
funded

Present participle
funding

  1. (transitive) If you fund something, you give it money for its activities.
    The project is jointly funded by the Government of Canada and the International Red Cross.
    The university will no longer fund research into this drug.

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