• IPA: /ˈfaɪnæns/, /faɪˈnæns/, /fɪˈnæns/


  1. The management of money and other assets.
  2. The science of management of money and other assets.
  3. (usually, in the plural) Monetary resources, especially those of a public entity or a company.
    Who's really in charge of a democracy's finances?
  4. The provision of a loan, payment instalment terms, or similar arrangement, to enable a customer to purchase an item without paying the full amount straight away.
    Finance on all our new cars is provided by ABC Loans Ltd.
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finance (finances, present participle financing; past and past participle financed)

  1. (intransitive) To conduct, or procure money for, financial operations; manage finance#Noun|finances.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To pay ransom.
  3. (transitive) To manage financially; be financier for; provide or obtain funding for a transaction or undertaking.
    Synonyms: fund
    His parents financed his college education.
    He financed his home purchase through a local credit union.
    • 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.
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To extort ransom from.

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