finance
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, ending, payment, from Anglo-French, from finer to end, pay, from fin end — more at fine Date: 1739 1. plural money or other liquid resources of a government, business, group, or individual 2. the system that includes the circulation of money, the granting of credit, the making of investments, and the provision of banking facilities 3. the science or study of the management of funds 4. the obtaining of funds or capital ; financing II. transitive verb (financed; financing) Date: 1866 1. a. to raise or provide funds or capital for <
finance a new house
>
b. to furnish with necessary funds <
finance a son through college
>
2. to sell something to on credit

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  • finance — [ finɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1283 « paiement, rançon », puis « argent »; du v. finer « payer », altér. de finir « mener à fin, venir à bout » 1 ♦ Vx Ressources pécuniaires. ⇒ argent, ressource. Mod. Loc. MOYENNANT FINANCE : en échange d argent. Au plur.,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • finance — FINANCE. s. f. Argent comptant. En ce sens il n a guere d usage que dans le style familier & en plaisanterie. Il est un peu court de finance. il n a pas grande finance. Finance, La somme d argent qui se paye aux coffres du Roy, soit pour la levée …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • finance — fi·nance 1 n 1 pl: money or other liquid resources of a government, business, group, or individual 2: the system that includes the circulation of money, the granting of credit, the making of investments, and the provision of banking facilities 3 …   Law dictionary

  • Finance — 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; revenue; public money; sometimes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Finance — 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. Chamberlain …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Finance — Nom porté dans les Vosges et le Haut Rhin. C est un toponyme qui désigne une limite de territoire. Un hameau de l Yonne s appelle la Finance (commune de Piffonds). M.T. Morlet signale un lieu dit à Escles (88) …   Noms de famille

  • finance — [n] economic affairs accounts, banking, business, commerce, economics, financial affairs, investment, money, money management; concepts 360,770 finance [v] offer loan money; set up in business back, bank, bankroll, capitalize, endow, float*, fund …   New thesaurus

  • finance — [fī′nans΄, fə nans′] n. [ME finaunce, a fine, forfeit < OFr finance, wealth, revenue < finer, to end, settle accounts, pay ransom < fin: see FINE2] 1. [pl.] the money resources, income, etc. of a nation, organization, or person 2. the… …   English World dictionary

  • financé — financé, ée (fi nan sé, sée) part. passé. Payé au roi pour l acquisition d une charge. Une somme financée …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • financé — Financé, [financ]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • finance — ► NOUN 1) the management of large amounts of money, especially by governments or large companies. 2) monetary support for an enterprise. 3) (finances) monetary resources. ► VERB ▪ provide funding for. ORIGIN Old French, from finer settle a debt …   English terms dictionary

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