Definitions for spendspɛnd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to pay out or otherwise dispose of (money, resources, etc.).
to expend (time, labor, thought, etc.) on some enterprise.
to pass (time) in a particular manner, place, etc.:
to spend a few days in Boston.
to use up; exhaust:
The storm had spent its fury.
to give (one's life, blood, etc.) for some cause; sacrifice.
(v.i.)to spend money, energy, time, etc.
Obs. to be consumed or exhausted.
Origin of spend:
1125–75; ME; OE -spendan (in āspendan, forspendan to spend entirely or utterly) < WGmc < L expendere to pay out, expend
pass time in a specific way
"how are you spending your summer vacation?"
spend, expend, drop(verb)
"I spend my pocket money in two days"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to use money
I spent all my money.; I spend about $30/week on food.; How much did you spend?
to use time
We spent two weeks camping in Colorado.; I'd like to spend more time with the kids.; She spent about an hour doing homework.
Amount spent (during a period), expenditure
Iu2019m sorry boss, but the advertising spend exceeded the budget again this month.
expenditures; money or pocket money.
to pay out (money)
to exhaust, to wear out
to consume, to use up (time)
Origin: From spenden, from * (attested in compounds aspendan, forspendan), from spendanan, borrowed from expendere. Cognate with spenton (whence spenden), spenden, Old spenna.
to weigh or lay out; to dispose of; to part with; as, to spend money for clothing
to bestow; to employ; -- often with on or upon
to consume; to waste; to squander; to exhaust; as, to spend an estate in gaming or other vices
to pass, as time; to suffer to pass away; as, to spend a day idly; to spend winter abroad
to exhaust of force or strength; to waste; to wear away; as, the violence of the waves was spent
to expend money or any other possession; to consume, use, waste, or part with, anything; as, he who gets easily spends freely
to waste or wear away; to be consumed; to lose force or strength; to vanish; as, energy spends in the using of it
to be diffused; to spread
to break ground; to continue working
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'spend' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1575
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'spend' in Written Corpus Frequency: #795
Rank popularity for the word 'spend' in Verbs Frequency: #99
Translations for spend
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to use up or pay out (money)
He spends more than he earns.
- gastarPortuguese (BR)
- خرج كردنFarsi
- לְבַזבֵּז כֶּסֶףHebrew
- व्यय करना, खर्च कर डालनाHindi
- (돈을) 쓰다Korean
- tērēt; izdotLatvian
- bruke pengerNorwegian
- tracić, wydawaćPolish
- خرج كردنPersian
- خرڅ کولPashto
- a cheltuiRomanian
- 支出Chinese (Trad.)
- витрачати, тратитиUkrainian
- خرچ کرناUrdu
- tiêu, chi tiêuVietnamese
- 支出Chinese (Simp.)
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