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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 revenue of a state; the funds in the public treasury; the income or resources of individuals.
  16. The science or art of managing money matters.
  17. Revenue; income.
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Usage examples for finance

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. I think it would puzzle a finance committee to discover it. – After a Shadow, and Other Stories by T. S. Arthur
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. In finance the most striking effect in America has, on the first view of it, certainly been good. – The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot
  11. Remember, I am not yet Minister of Finance. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
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