Definitions for Budgetˈbʌdʒ ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

budg•etˈbʌdʒ ɪt(n.)

  1. an estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expenses for a given period in the future.

    Category: Business

  2. a plan of operations based on such an estimate.

    Category: Business

  3. an itemized allotment of funds, time, etc., for a given period.

    Category: Business

  4. a sum of money set aside or allowed for a particular purpose:

    the construction budget.

    Category: Business

  5. a limited stock or supply of something.

  6. Dial. a small bag; pouch.

  7. (adj.)reasonably or cheaply priced:

    budget dresses.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. (v.t.)to plan an allotment of (funds, time, etc.).

    Category: Business

  9. to deal with (specific funds) in a budget.

    Category: Business

  10. (v.i.)to subsist on or live within a budget.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of budget:

1400–50; late ME bowgett < MF bougette=bouge bag (< L bulga; see bulge ) +-ette -ette


Princeton's WordNet

  1. budget(noun)

    a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose

    "the laboratory runs on a budget of a million a year"

  2. budget(verb)

    a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them

    "the president submitted the annual budget to Congress"

  3. budget(verb)

    make a budget

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. budget(noun)ˈʌʤɪt

    an amount of money available to spend

    the education/family budget; an annual/monthly budget

  2. budgetˈʌʤɪt

    costing more than expected

  3. budgetˈʌʤɪt

    costing less than expected

  4. budget(verb)ˈʌʤɪt

    to plan how much money is available to spend

    It's important to budget carefully.

  5. budget(adjective)ˈʌʤɪt

    ≠ luxury

    budget vacations


  1. budget(Noun)

    A wallet, purse or bag.

  2. budget(Noun)

    The amount of money or resources earmarked for a particular institution, activity or time-frame.

  3. budget(Noun)

    An itemized summary of intended expenditure; usually coupled with expected revenue.

  4. budget(Verb)

    To construct or draw up a budget.

    Budgeting is even harder in times of recession

  5. budget(Verb)

    To provide funds, allow for in a budget.

    The PMu2019s pet projects are budgeted rather generously

  6. budget(Verb)

    To plan for the use of in a budget.

    The prestigious building project is budgeted in great detail, from warf facilities to the protocollary opening.

  7. budget(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a budget.

  8. budget(Adjective)

    Appropriate to a restricted budget.

    We flew on a budget airline.

  9. Origin: Recorded since 1432 as bogett, bouget, bowgette, from bougette, the diminutive of bouge (also the root of bulge), itself from bulga, of Gaulish origin (Celtic, compare Old Irish bolg, Breton bolc’h), a common root with the Germanic family (compare Dutch balg), from the bhelgh-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Budget(noun)

    a bag or sack with its contents; hence, a stock or store; an accumulation; as, a budget of inventions

  2. Budget(noun)

    the annual financial statement which the British chancellor of the exchequer makes in the House of Commons. It comprehends a general view of the finances of the country, with the proposed plan of taxation for the ensuing year. The term is sometimes applied to a similar statement in other countries


  1. Budget

    A budget is a quantitative expression of a plan for a defined period of time. It may include planned sales volumes and revenues, resource quantities, costs and expenses, assets, liabilities and cash flows. It expresses strategic plans of business units, organizations, activities or events in measurable terms.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Budget' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1403

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Budget' in Written Corpus Frequency: #756

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Budget' in Nouns Frequency: #479

Translations for Budget

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make a plan showing this

We must try to budget or we shall be in debt.

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