American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The science of the management of money and other assets.
- n. The management of money, banking, investments, and credit.
- n. Monetary resources; funds, especially those of a government or corporate body.
- n. The supplying of funds or capital.
- v. To provide or raise the funds or capital for: financed a new car.
- v. To supply funds to: financing a daughter through law school.
- v. To furnish credit to.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fine; forfeit; ransom.
- n. plural Revenue; funds in the treasury, or accruing to it; resources of money: as, the finances of the government were in a low condition.
- n. plural The income or resources of an individual.
- n. The science of monetary business or affairs; the system by which the income of a nation, state, or corporation is raised and administered; pecuniary management in general: as, the study of political economy and finance; the system of finance pursued by an administration, or a bank, corporation, or other company.
- To conduct financial operations; manage finances in either a public or a private capacity: often used in a derogatory sense.
- To manage financially; be financier for; furnish with finances or money.
- n. The management of money and other assets.
- n. The science of management of money and other assets.
- n. usually in plural the monetary resources, especially those of a public entity or a company.
- v. To provide or obtain funding for a transaction or undertaking; to back; to support.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. The science of raising and expending the public revenue.
- v. To conduct the finances of; to provide for, and manage, the capital for; to financier.
- n. the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets
- n. the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
- v. obtain or provide money for
- n. the management of money and credit and banking and investments
- v. sell or provide on credit
- From Middle English finaunce, from Anglo-Norman, Middle French finance, from finer ("to pay ransom") (whence also English fine ("to pay a penalty")), from fin ("end"), from Latin fīnis. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English finaunce, settlement, money supply, from Old French finance, payment, from finer, to pay ransom, from fin, end, from Latin fīnis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“He has conducted the king's affairs in a manner so contrary to that of his predecessors that he is at this moment suspected by the clergy, hateful to the grandees of the state, hounded to the death by the heads of finance (_la haute finance_), dishonored amongst the magistracy.”
“For example, someone who has come up through finance and wants to move into manufacturing, how can they show their company that what they have worked on in finance is applicable to what they want to do in [another area]?”
“One of the most difficult things in finance is for a depreciated currency to recover the former value.”
“The package is viewed in Copenhagen as a sign of goodwill on longer-term finance, which is a core part of an overall deal for rolling back climate change under a post-2012 planet-wide pact.”
“There needs to be new avenues to direct long-term finance into small and medium-sized enterprise and infrastructure.”
“If you are very well-educated and very well-connected, if you're at the right place at the right time, if you are in finance, particularly, or if you are a CEO, if you are a top executive of a big company, you are doing marvelously well.”
“Low-level finance is heading offshore faster than call-centers, but I had to make a guess 2+ years ago that finance would be "okay" so I could start my eduction!”
“Some NTC officials were involved in talks in Doha with diplomats from a contact group of major powers, aimed at arranging short-term finance for the government.”
“It's a side business for Psarouthakis, who works full time in finance, but he still makes $20,000 to $50,000 a year in those online sales, he says.”
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