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Meaning of FINANCE

Pronunciation:  fi'nans

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
  2. [n]  the management of money and credit and banking and investments
  3. [n]  the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets
  4. [v]  obtain or provide money for; "Can we finance the addition to our home?"
  5. [v]  sell or provide on credit

FINANCE is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: back, banking, business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise, corporate finance, credit, direction, economic science, economics, financing, floatation, flotation, fund, funding, high finance, investing, investment, management, pay, political economy, refinance, seed



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fi*nance"\, n. [F., fr. LL. financia payment of money,
    money, fr. finare to pay a fine or subsidy (cf. OF. finer to
    finish, pay), fr. L. finis end. See {Fine}, n., {Finish}.]
    1. The income of a ruler or of a state; revennue; public
       money; sometimes, the income of an individual; often used
       in the plural for funds; available money; resources.
             All the finances or revenues of the imperial crown.
    2. The science of raising and expending the public revenue.
       ``Versed in the details of finance.'' --Macaulay.
  2. \Fi*nance"\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Financed}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Financing}.]
    To conduct the finances of; to provide for, and manage, the
    capital for; to financier.
          Securing foreign capital to finance multitudinous
          undertakings.                            --B. H.
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