function, n. 1. use, purpose, role, operation; charge, duty, task, chore, assignment, mission; job, occupation, business, profession, work, employment; vocation, calling, line, forte, metier, SI. thing, SI. bag.
2. affair, concern, interest, matter, Inf. lookout; post, position, situation, capacity, office, station; scope, sphere, province, realm, compass, bailiwick.
3. ceremony, ceremonial, formal; fete, gala, affair; formality, ritual, rite, Anthropol. rite of passage; service, observance, solemnity; commencement, graduation.
-v.4. act, work, operate, perform, run, go; be in action or operation, be in commission or running order, SI. fly; practice, SI. do one's thing or stuff.
5. serve, officiate, do duty; act as, perform as, function as, work as, play or act the role or part of, have the function or job or mission of.
functionary, n. official, office-holder, office-bearer, Brit, placeman, Rare, officiary; minister, commissioner, (in the U.S.S.R.) commissar; representative, Inf rep, deputy; public official, public servant; bureaucrat, civil servant, red-tapist,
fund, n. 1. savings, nest egg, investment; portfolio, endowment, capital, grant; stock, store, supply; stack, pile, heap, mass, accumulation, collection; pool, reservoir, reserve, well; hoard, cache, SI. stash, treasure.
2. funds treasury, coffer, exchequer, fisc, bursary; money, money in hand, ready money, pin money, pocket money, SI. pocket; cash, hard cash, SI. shekels, SI. bucks, dollars, SI. lucre, SI. jack, SI. dough, SI. loot, wampum; currency, coins, specie; means, ways and means, wherewithal; capital, assets, finances, bankroll, resources; substance, wealth, fortune, riches, pelf, property, stocks and bonds.
-v. 3. endow, grant, vest in, finance, capitalize,
fundamental, adj. 1. basic, basal, underlying, foundational, SI. gut, bottom, base; necessary, vital, Inf meat-and-potatoes, critical, essential, indispensable; inherent, intrinsic; organic, structural, constitutional, inseparable; primary, original, first, cardinal, initial, prime.
-n. 2. principle, basis, foundation, groundwork, elementariness, SI. nitty-gritty, Inf. bare bones; essence, quintessence, elixir; heart, soul, backbone, lifeblood; core, nucleus, kernel, pith, gist; keystone, essential, Latin, sine qua non; crux; suchness, quiddity,
funeral, n. 1. obsequies, exequies, rites or ceremonies; Rom. Cath. Ch. Requiem or Requiem Mass, black mass, Obs. obit; burial, burying, entombment, sepulture, interment, inhumation, inurnment; All Eupn. send-off, farewell, last good-by.
2. funeral procession, cortege,
funereal, adj. 1. funeral, exequial, funerary, mortuary, sepulchral; defunctive.
2. mournful, dirgeful, dirgelike, lamenting, elegiac, lugubrious, woeful, sorrowful, grievous; gloomy, clouded, dark, Cimmerian, dismal, dreary, depressing, heavy, feral; somber, grave, solemn, long-faced, unhappy, sad, melancholy, Fr. triste.
fungus, n. 1. mushroom, truffle, morel, toadstool, puffball, mold, lichen, All Plant Pathol, mildew, rust, smut; phycomycete, Bot. ascomycete, basidiomycete; saprophyte, parasitic plant.
2. fungous, fungal, fungic, funguslike,
funk, n. 1. Informal, fear, dread, fright, fearfulness; terror, horror, panic; alarm, perturbation, dismay, consternation, trepidation; uneasiness, butterflies, faint heart; hesitation, cold feet, second thoughts; recoiling, flinching, quivering, trembling, shaking, palpitation. See - fear (defs. 1, 2).
2. depression, dejection, melancholy, low spirits, doldrums. See - dejection.