Finance meaning

fə-năns, fī-, fīnăns
Finance is defined as to provide money or credit for something.

An example of finance is a bank loaning someone money to purchase a house.

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The definition of finance is the management of money matters.

An example of finance is the department that handles the budgets for a company.

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To supply money, credit, or capital to or for.
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The management of money, banking, investments, and credit.
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Monetary resources.

Could not make the purchase because of limited finances.

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The supplying of funds or capital.
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To provide or raise the funds or capital for.

Financed a new car.

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The money resources, income, etc. of a nation, organization, or person.
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The managing or science of managing money matters, credit, etc.
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(usually in plural) Monetary resources, especially those of a public entity or a company.

Who's really in charge of a democracy's finances?

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To provide or obtain funding for a transaction or undertaking; to back; to support.

His parents financed his college education.

He financed his home purchase through a local credit union.

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To obtain money, credit, or capital for.
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The management of money and other assets.
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The science of management of money and other assets.
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To supply funds to.

Financing a daughter through law school.

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Origin of finance

  • Middle English finaunce settlement, money supply from Old French finance payment from finer to pay ransom from fin end from Latin fīnis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English finaunce, from Anglo-Norman, Middle French finance, from finer (“to pay ransom”) (whence also English fine (“to pay a penalty”)), from fin (“end”), from Latin fīnis.

    From Wiktionary

  • Original English sense c. 1400 was “ending”. Sense of “ending/satisfying a debt” came from French influence: in sense of “ransom” mid 15th century, in sense of “taxation” late 15th century. In sense of “manage money” first recorded 1770.

    From Wiktionary