The definition of finance is contextually based. Meaning that it can be defined in more than one way. however, here are some definitions
(1) The act or practice of ; manipulating, controling, managing and regulating money and money equivalent.
(2) Money that is involved in a project, especially the money needed at the initial stage of a business.
(3) A specialised loan of money for a named project.
I hope the above definitions will help answer your question?