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.

Antonyms for finance

draw, subsist, Disendow, receive.

Quotes of finance

  1. But because we in the United States finance our current account deficit by borrowing in our own currency, we can move to a more competitive dollar without the adverse effects that followed currency declines in other countries. – Martin Feldstein
  2. To finance this trade deficit, the U. S. has to borrow from the rest of the world or sell American assets like stocks, businesses, and real estate to the rest of the world. – Martin Feldstein
  3. And I think it's a prudent, responsible way, given the scale of the emergency, the scale of the damage still facing America, that we finance these additional support for the unemployed as well as the support for small business. We think there's a good case for doing it now. We want to do it in an overall fiscally responsible way. – Timothy Geithner
  4. In the deregulated realm of US banking and finance crime does occasionally pay for its foul deeds, not in prison time but by making modest rebates to the victims. – William Greider
  5. There were a lot of people dreaming about making films, and they would finance maybe 6 films a year. Because they were funded by the government, the films sort -of had to deal with serious social issues- and, as a result, nobody went to see those films. – Renny Harlin
  6. As you know, Social Security functions under the premise that today's workers will help finance benefits for retirees and that these workers will then be supported by the next generation of workers paying into the same system. – Steve Israel
  7. It is a sound principle of finance and a still sounder principle of government, that those who have the duty of expending the revenue of a country should also be saddled with the responsibility of levying and providing it. – Wilfrid Laurier
  8. The Republican Party is not in the hands of the Jewish lobby in America as the Democratic Party must look quite often to Jewish money to finance candidates. – Pete McCloskey
  9. Arbitrage proof has since been widely used throughout finance and economics. – Merton Miller
  10. I had some of the students in my finance class actually do some empirical work on capital structures, to see if we could find any obvious patterns in the data, but we couldn't see any. – Merton Miller
  11. My expertise was in public finance particularly corporate taxation, since I had worked at the US Treasury. – Merton Miller
  12. I have come close to producing films. But generally by the time they hit the screen, there's about 50 people with producer credits, so what's the point. I usually find scripts I like with no money attached and take them to producers that I know and try to raise finance – Tim Roth
  13. It starts with campaign finance reform. – Zack Space
  14. I got IRS records to finance what I wanted to do. – Penelope Spheeris

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

Rhymes for finance