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"
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
Origin: [AS. spendan (in comp.), fr. L. expendere or dispendere to weigh out, to expend, dispense. See Pendant, and cf. Dispend, Expend, Spence, Spencer.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
spend, v.t. to expend or weigh out: to give for any purpose: to consume: to waste: to pass, as time.—v.i. to make expense: to be lost, wasted, or dissipated: to emit milt, semen, &c.:—pr.p. spend′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. spent.—adj. Spen′dable, that may be spent.—ns. Spend′all, a spendthrift; Spen′der; Spen′ding; Spense=Spence (q.v.).—adj. Spent, exhausted: impotent: of fish, exhausted by spawning. [A.S. spendan—L. expendĕre or dispendĕre, to weigh out.]
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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
The numerical value of spend in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of spend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
People feel like if they don't spend, spend, spend, it means they aren't doing anything.
They spend many times more than we spend (on arms). We can and must respond to this challenge.
We can spend a billion in subsidies or we could spend it on a hospital ... That's the discussion we're having.
Spend time for yourself, walk in solitude, refresh your mind and body so that you can spend time for others and walk with them! Spend time for yourself!
Spare not, nor spend too much, be this thy care, Spare but to spend, and only spend to spare. Who spends too much may want, and so complain; But he spends best that spares to spend again.
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Translations for spend
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- يقضي, قضىArabic
- gastar, passarCatalan, Valencian
- ausgeben, verbringenGerman
- mälli, satsi, kuluttaa, käyttää, loppu, kulut, menot, viettääFinnish
- dépenser, passerFrench
- ख़र्च करनाHindi
- 消費, 過ごすJapanese
- 쓰다, 소비, 보내다Korean
- leisti, praleistiLithuanian
- bruke, lommepengerNorwegian
- gastos, jato, gastar, gastoPortuguese
- тратить, истратить, проводить, потратить, расходовать, израсходовать, провестиRussian
- тратити, tratiti, проводити, provoditiSerbo-Croatian
- fickpengar, tillbringa, spenderaSwedish
- harcamak, geçirmekTurkish
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