finances

When you're talking about finances, you're talking about money and things that are worth money: assets, stocks, funds, resources, etc.

Finances is a fancy word for financial matters — in other words, things having to do with money. Businesses often talk about their finances, meaning how much money they're making or losing, and how their financial future looks. Sometimes, this word is a euphemism: "My finances are spiraling downward" sounds better than "I am flat-out broke." When you're discussing finances, you're talking about every possible aspect of money.

Definitions of finances
  1. noun
    assets in the form of money
    synonyms: cash in hand, funds, monetary resource, pecuniary resource
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    bank
    the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games
    bankroll, roll
    a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)
    pocket
    a supply of money
    Medicaid funds
    public funds used to pay for Medicaid
    coffer, exchequer, treasury
    the funds of a government or institution or individual
    money supply
    the total stock of money in the economy; currency held by the public plus money in accounts in banks
    escrow funds
    funds held in escrow
    matching funds
    funds that will be supplied in an amount matching the funds available from other sources
    M1
    a measure of the money supply; includes currency in circulation plus demand deposits or checking account balances
    M2
    a measure of the money supply; M1 plus net time deposits (other than large certificates of deposit)
    M3
    a measure of the money supply; M2 plus deposits at institutions that are not banks (such as savings and loan associations)
    public treasury, till, trough
    a treasury for government funds
    bursary
    the treasury of a public institution or religious order
    subtreasury
    a subordinate treasury or place of deposit
    fisc
    a state treasury or exchequer or a royal treasury; originally the public treasury of Rome or the emperor's private purse
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    assets
    anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
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