Definitions of finance

  1. sell or provide on credit
  2. the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
  3. the management of money and credit and banking and investments
  4. the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets
  5. obtain or provide money for; " Can we finance the addition to our home?"
  6. The income of a ruler or of a state; revennue; public money; sometimes, the income of an individual; often used in the plural for funds; available money; resources.
  7. The science of raising and expending the public revenue.
  8. To conduct the finances of; to provide for, and manage, the capital for; to financier.
  9. The science of the profitable management of money.
  10. To manage, as the financial arrangement of; to raise money for.
  11. The system or science of public revenue and expenditure; as, " I hope, however, he will not rely too much on the fertility of Lord North's genius for finance."- Junius Letters; - pl. revenue; funds in the public treasury, or accruing to it; public resources of money; as, the finances of the king or government were in a low condition; - pl. the income or resources of individuals; as, my finances are in a very unhealthy state.
  12. To conduct financial operations; especially, in a commercial sense, to meet obligations by continual borrowing.
  13. Financial.
  14. Revenue; public money; art of managing money- matters.
  15. The science of monetary affairs; pecuniary resources; funds; revenue.
  16. The revenue of a state; the funds in the public treasury; the income or resources of individuals.
  17. The science or art of managing money matters.
  18. Revenue; income.

Usage examples for finance

  1. On all hands his judgment is sought and taken by old and able men in business, politics, and finance – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  2. Precisely this same thing is done by the young captain of finance and affairs whom I described first in this paper as being a total abstainer. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  3. Her features resumed their usual passive and humble look- a look which said, if Cyrus could have read human nature as easily as he read finance I don't understand, but I submit without understanding. – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  4. That not a shovel of earth had yet been dug on the line of the Colonel's Railroad, and that the whole enterprise was one of those schemes well nigh impossible to finance made no difference to Fitz. – Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman by F. Hopkinson Smith
  5. During this time he wrote to his devoted friend and faithful minister of finance I am very near the enemy, yet I have scarcely a horse upon which I can fight, or a suit of armor to put on. – Henry IV, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  6. In finance the most striking effect in America has, on the first view of it, certainly been good. – The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot
  7. Finance went out, to the last coin. – History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Hohenzollerns In Brandenburg--1412-1718 by Thomas Carlyle
  8. Obviously Horatio could not finance this career on coffee and tea. – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  9. " Uncle, about money, about finance and things. – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  10. Remember, I am not yet Minister of Finance – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  11. Federal and State finance reports furnish official information. – Government and Administration of the United States by Westel W. Willoughby and William F. Willoughby
  12. You must remember, as I told you before, that Turkey leads the world in all ideas of government and finance – The Hohenzollerns in America With the Bolsheviks in Berlin and other impossibilities by Stephen Leacock
  13. In later times he became finance minister of the Dominion and lieutenant- governor of his native province. – Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 by John G. Bourinot
  14. The consequence of that was that the old man was the most cautious and secret worker in the world of finance and that had a lot to do with his success, too.... – The Woman in Black by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  15. It is strange enough that the hard business mind, the men of realism par excellence, can recognize such a thing as fortune; but so it is, there are none so prone to believe in this quality as the people of finance – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  16. Here we, old soldiers, have to do and to be everything: King, Minister of State, of War, of Justice, of Finance of Agriculture, and of all the rest. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  17. Between the time of this speech and the close of the session he spoke on the subject of the bank and national finance over sixty times. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  18. When the committee of the whole, on the finance business, came to the ways and means, it might properly be taken into consideration, without giving any ground for alarm. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  19. At this moment, fortunately for me, the women rose; the men remained to smoke; and Scherer, as they discussed matters of finance became himself again. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. I think it would puzzle a finance committee to discover it. – After a Shadow, and Other Stories by T. S. Arthur