Definitions for squanderˈskwɒn dər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

squan•derˈskwɒn dər(v.t.)

  1. to spend or use extravagantly or wastefully.

  2. to scatter.

  3. (n.)extravagant or wasteful expenditure.

Origin of squander:

1585–95; orig. uncert.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. waste, blow, squander(verb)

    spend thoughtlessly; throw away

    "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"

  2. consume, squander, waste, ware(verb)

    spend extravagantly

    "waste not, want not"


  1. squander(Verb)

    To waste, lavish, splurge

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squander(verb)

    to scatter; to disperse

  2. Squander(verb)

    to spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to dissipate; as, to squander an estate

  3. Squander(verb)

    to spend lavishly; to be wasteful

  4. Squander(verb)

    to wander at random; to scatter

  5. Squander(noun)

    the act of squandering; waste


  1. Squander

    Squander is an Avalon Hill board game published in 1965. It is based loosely on the game Monopoly, but in reverse. As in Monopoly, players roll dice and move around a board, encountering opportunities to make financial decisions. The object, however, is to lose money rather than gain it. Each player starts with a million "Squanderbucks" and the winner is the first player to become bankrupt.

Translations for squander

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to waste

He squandered all his money on gambling.

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