American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who is occupied with or expert in large-scale financial affairs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An officer who is intrusted with the control of financial interests; one who regulates or manages the public revenues.
- n. One skilled in financial operations, whether public, corporate, or individual; one who understands money matters.
- n. In France, formerly, a receiver or farmer of the public revenues.
- To conduct financial operations; act as a financier; finance; in a derogatory sense, to engage in financial scheming or irregular pecuniary transactions.
- To act as financier for; manage or contrive ways and means for; finance.
- n. A person who, as a profession, profits from large financial transactions.
- n. A company that does the same.
- n. A light, spongy teacake, usually based on almond flour or flavoring.
- n. A traditional French (Ragoût a la Financière) or Piemontese (Finanziera alla piemontese) rich sauce or ragout, made with coxcomb, wattles, cock's testicles, chicken livers and a variety of other ingredients.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One charged with the administration of finance; an officer who administers the public revenue; a treasurer.
- n. One skilled in financial operations; one acquainted with money matters.
- v. To conduct financial operations.
- v. conduct financial operations, often in an unethical manner
- n. a person skilled in large scale financial transactions
- Borrowing from French financier. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, from finance, payment; see finance. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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