[n] a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies
[n] a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
[n] a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
[v] furnish money for; "The government funds basic research in many areas"
[v] accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability; "fund a medical care plan"
[v] invest money in government securities
[v] provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest
[v] place or store up in a fund for accumulation
[v] convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds