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finance

 
Noun finance has 3 senses
  1. finance - the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
    --1 is a kind of
    commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business
    --1 has particulars:
     corporate finance; financing, funding; high finance; investing, investment; flotation, floatation; banking
    Derived forms: verb finance2, verb finance1
  2. finance - the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets
    --2 is a kind of
    economics, economic science, political economy
    Derived form: verb finance1
  3. finance - the management of money and credit and banking and investments
    --3 is a kind of
    management, direction
    --3 has particulars: banking
    Derived forms: verb finance2, verb finance1
Verb finance has 2 senses
  1. finance - obtain or provide money for; "Can we finance the addition to our home?"
    --1 is one way to
    pay
    Derived forms: noun finance3, noun finance2, noun finance1, noun financing1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue finance the movie
  2. finance - sell or provide on credit
    --2 is one way to
    credit
    Derived forms: noun finance3, noun finance1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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