financefi‧nance1 /ˈfaɪnæns, fəˈnæns $ fəˈnæns, ˈfaɪnæns/ ●●○W3AWL noun1[uncountable]BF the management of money by governments, large organizations etcleasing and other forms of business financeRussia’s finance ministerthe world of high finance (=financial activities involving very large amounts of money)2 →finances3[uncountable]BFLMONEY money provided by a bank or other institution to help buy or do somethingSYN funding/fundsfinance forWe need to raise finance for further research.
financefinance2 ●●○AWL verb [transitive]BFLMONEYto provide money, especially a lot of money, to pay for somethingSYN fundThe concerts are financed by the Arts Council. —financing noun [uncountable]The financing for the deal has been approved in principle.→ See Verb table
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finance• An agreement is expected to sendbondyieldslower by curbing the supply of securities the Treasury sells to financeannualdeficits.• But why should taxpayersfinance it?• Paul and Minneapolis created a nonprofit corporation to finance low-income housing.• Shareownership Shares are a particularly important type of wealth used to financeproduction.• Barneys said the two parties could not reach agreement on financing, royalties, equity and trade name issues.• More than $100,000 was donated to help finance Ryan's hearttransplant.• We financed the new house through the creditunion.• The cost of the bags and labels go towards financing the project.• However, it seems that some additionalfinance will have to be raised to finance the proposedpurchase of property.From King Business Dictionaryfinancefi‧nance1 /ˈfaɪnæns, fəˈnænsfəˈnæns, ˈfaɪnæns/ noun1[uncountable] British EnglishBANKING money provided or lent, for example by a bank for INVESTMENT (=when money is put into buildings, equipment, etc to produce goods and services) or CONSUMPTION (=when people buy goods and services)finance forThe building society is Scotland’s biggest source of finance for house building.The European Investment Bank would provide finance for a range of activities including regional development activity.The next step was to obtain finance in order to start manufacturing and selling full-sized engines.If you are selling a larger property, which is paid for, and buying a smaller one, then you will not have to raise finance (=obtain it).2[uncountable] the management of money by countries, organizations, and peopleThe appointment of a top finance executive as vice chairman suggests that finance will play a prominent role in the company’s future.Russia’s finance minister said he expects the ruble to stabilize soon.3[uncountable]ECONOMICS the study of the management and use of moneyHe is professor of finance at Wharton Business School.4finances [plural]ECONOMICS the money that an organization or person has, and the way that they manage itItalian state finances are about the worst of any major world economy.The television network hired McKinsey to conduct an overall strategic review of its structure, operations and finances. →business finance →consumer finance →corporate finance →debt finance →equity finance →high finance →mortgage finance →personal finance →public financefinancefinance2 verb [transitive]BANKINGFINANCEto give or lend money, especially a large amount of money, to pay for somethingThe new company will be financed by a total of $200 million in equity and $300 million in bank debt. → see alsofinancing, refinance→ See Verb tableOriginfinance1(1300-1400)Frenchfiner“to end, settle (a debt)”