finance - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] decisions on how money is spent or invested

    He’s now studying international banking and finance.

    the company’s finance committee

  2. 2
    [uncountable] business money that is used to pay for something such as a large project

    The college has had to close due to lack of finance.

    finance for:

    It is not yet clear where finance for the project will come from.

    raise/obtain finance:

    We are now trying to raise finance for more research projects.

    1. a.


      [plural] your finances are how much money you have and how well you spend it or save it

      Students need to be taught how to handle their finances.

      My finances are in a terrible mess at the moment.