Definition of Finance

1. Verb. Obtain or provide money for. "Sam and Sue finance the movie "; "Can we finance the addition to our home?"

Specialized synonyms: Seed, Back, Refinance, Fund
Generic synonyms: Pay
Derivative terms: Financing

2. Noun. The commercial activity of providing funds and capital.

3. Verb. Sell or provide on credit.
Generic synonyms: Credit

4. Noun. The branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets.
Generic synonyms: Economic Science, Economics, Political Economy
Examples of category: Quaestor, Capital Account, Accumulation, Long, Short, Short
Derivative terms: Financial

5. Noun. The management of money and credit and banking and investments.
Specialized synonyms: Banking
Generic synonyms: Direction, Management
Derivative terms: Financial

Definition of Finance

1. n. The income of a ruler or of a state; revenue; public money; sometimes, the income of an individual; often used in the plural for funds; available money; resources.

2. v. t. & i. To conduct the finances of; to provide for, and manage, the capital for; to financier.

Definition of Finance

1. Noun. The management of money and other assets. ¹

2. Noun. The science of management of money and other assets. ¹

3. Noun. (context: usually in plural) the monetary resources, especially those of a public entity or a company. ¹

4. Verb. To provide or obtain funding for a transaction or undertaking; to back; to support. ¹

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Definition of Finance

1. to supply the money for [v -NANCED, -NANCING, -NANCES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Finance

finance (current term)
finance committee
finance company
finance minister
financial aid
financial analyst

Literary usage of Finance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1900)
"In regard to finance and calking—The launching of the Spray. IN the fair land of Nova Scotia, a maritime prov. moe, there is a ridge called North Mountain, ..."

2. The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Containing His Correspondence, and His by Alexander Hamilton (1851)
"... finance. TREASURY DEPARTMENT. PUBLIC CEEDIT. Communicated to the House of Representatives, January,. TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 9,. ..."

3. Financial History of the United States by Davis Rich Dewey (1902)
"CHAPTER I. COLONIAL finance.. References. BIBLIOGRAPHIES: Bogart and Rawles, 3-9; Channing and Hart, 284- 285; 289 (Stamp Act); AM Davis, Currency and ..."

4. The Financial Policy of Corporations by Arthur Stone Dewing (1920)
"CHAPTER I "• •*" • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ACCOUNTING THEORY.-ÏN finance * The basis of business policy is the science of accountancy,' ..."

5. Voyage to South America by Henry Marie Brackenridge (1820)
"... the Population—State of Learning and Information—Spanish Colonial Government and Policy—System of finance—Commercial Policy—Obstacles to the Revolution. ..."

6. Mexico and the Caribbean by George Hubbard Blakeslee (1920)
"... Minister of finance in the Cabinet of Mexico,; Lecturer on International Law, Columbia University The question: Are the Mexican people capable of self- ..."

7. The Southern Review (1832)
"Report of the Committee of finance of the Senate of the United States, "29th March,. Mr. S. SMITH, of Maryland, Chairman. 2. Report of the Committee of Ways ..."

8. The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being the Letters by United States Dept. of State, Jared Sparks (1830)
"Office of finance, November, 178L Sir, - - Agreeably to my promise, I have the honor to ... finance ..."

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