- IPA(key): /ˈfaɪˌnæns/, /ˈfɪˌnæns/, /faɪˈnæns/, /fɪˈnæns/, /fəˈnæns/
- Hyphenation: fi‧nance
- Rhymes: -æns
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.
finance (plural finances)
- The management of money and other assets.
1908, Aristotle, The works of Aristotle translated into English, volume 10, translation of Politics by John Alexander Smith, William David Ross, published 4th Century BCE:
- And statesmen as well ought to know these things; for a state is often as much in want of money and of such devices for obtaining it as a household, or even more so; hence some public men devote themselves entirely to finance.
2013 June 1, “End of the peer show”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 71:
- Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. Those that want to borrow are matched with those that want to lend.
- The science of management of money and other assets.
- (chiefly in the 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.
- 1995, A. D. F. Price, Financing International Projects, page 3,
- Therefore, when assets are examined together with other problems, such as one-sided contracts or delays in payment, the argument for financing construction projects is substantially weakened.
- 2000, G. Colombo, Sanctions and remedies in cases of illegal financing of political parties, Trading in Influence and the Illegal Financing of Political Parties, Third European Conference of Specialised Services in the Fight against Corruption, page 64,
- Indeed, it is a crime to finance or make contributions in any form to political parties, their factions, parliamentary groups, i.e. members of the Italian parliament (if they are Italian) and the European parliament, regional, provincial and town councillors, candidates in such offices, party leaders: […] .
- 2011, Thomas W. Dombroski, How America Was Financed, page xi,
- This is not a historical novel yet it is in a sense historical and contained within this book is a true story of how America was financed.
- (provide or obtain funding for): fund
- “finance” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
- ^ “finance” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
- “finance” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
- “finance”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.
- "finance" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.
- "finance" in the Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary (Beta Version), K Dictionaries limited, 2000-2006.
finance f pl
- finance in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
- finance in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
finance f (plural finances)