Definition of overfund in English:


transitive verb

[with object]
  • Provide more funding for (something) than is necessary or permitted.

    ‘the widespread view is that the corporation is now seriously overfunded’
    • ‘Nobody can say the arts are overfunded, and this scheme makes available to people like me the opportunity to contribute to our cultural heritage.’
    • ‘It is a sad reflection on this government's priorities that it is quite happy to overfund the roads lobby while leaving people on hospital trollies.’
    • ‘President Carter's plans for those post-tenure years were overfunded by an average of 13.8 percent of those plans.’
    • ‘Look closely at the actuarial assumptions to determine if the plan is overfunded or underfunded.’
    • ‘So even if a district has overfunded a particular reserve, it does not have access to that money in times of need.’



/ˌōvərˈfənd/ /ˌoʊvərˈfənd/