from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Supplies or funds advanced to a mining prospector or a person starting a business in return for a promised share of the profits.
- transitive v. To supply with funds in return for a promised share of profits.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Money, materials, tools, food etc. provided to a prospector in return for a share in future profits
- n. An amount of money advanced to someone starting a business in return for a share of the future profits
- n. Money, necessities stockpiled to sustain an effort for a period of time.
- v. To supply such funds to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fit out or supply with appliances, etc., for some operation or undertaking, on condition of sharing in the profits. See grub-stake, n.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. funds advanced to a prospector or to someone starting a business in return for a share of the profits
- v. supply with funds in return for a promised share of profits
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