Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who is occupied with or expert in large-scale financial affairs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.
  • intransitive v. To conduct financial operations.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. conduct financial operations, often in an unethical manner
  • n. a person skilled in large scale financial transactions

Etymologies

French, from Old French, from finance, payment; see finance.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French financier. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Romney's record as a corporate financier is one of a disciplined, sometimes ruthless, and determined son.

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  • Iran is the main financier and sponsor of violent hatred, but a large portion of the Middle East continues to allow Mullahs to disseminate violent hatred and calls for Jihad on a daily basis.

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  • Robert J. Perry, the main financier behind the effort to discredit Sen. John F. Kerry's military record, is the most prolific political donor in Texas.

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  • • Zynga CEO Pincus calls the financier "a trusted adviser"

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