The money you have available at a given time are your funds. If you only get paid once a month, you have to budget carefully so you don't run out of funds between paychecks.

The word funds comes from the Latin word fundus, which means "bottom," "base," or "a piece of property." It's not clear how the noun funds got from property to available cash, but perhaps the connection came because a person could base his financial security on being able to sell his land if he needed ready money. If your kids are low on funds, they will probably hit you up for an advance on their allowances. The request will probably begin something like, "How much do you love me?" Too bad that doesn't work at your bank!

Definitions of funds

n assets in the form of money

cash in hand, finances, monetary resource, pecuniary resource
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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.)
a supply of money
Medicaid funds
public funds used to pay for Medicaid
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
a measure of the money supply; includes currency in circulation plus demand deposits or checking account balances
a measure of the money supply; M1 plus net time deposits (other than large certificates of deposit)
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
the treasury of a public institution or religious order
a subordinate treasury or place of deposit
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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anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

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