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
I'm 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.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
This term is sometimes used in military matters to express the consumption of anything; as, to spend all your ammunition.
To buy or purchase.
They did spend some money purchasing some paint for the house.Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020
To share time with.
They loved to spend time with each other as they lived together and valued their lives and looked forward to their wedding whjch would happen earlier than planned.Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020
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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
Examples of Spend in a Sentence
People tend to spend the majority of their lives working, so it is important to understand the role that employment and unemployment play in shaping happiness, the research reveals that happiness differs considerably across employment status, job type, and industry sectors.
It seems beneath the moment to spend so much time debating the finer points of healthcare plans that will be revised a hundred times before they are ever even proposed to Congress, let alone passed into law, while Rome is burning all around us, i would rather see more of a conversation about the forest, and less about the trees.
We got a lot of means to interact with folks and talk to folks but we do n’t have the means to keep them in homes, we spend a lot of money but we do n’t have a clear picture of all the different issues that these social services need to solve.
The media side is just so rapidly changing, so whether Galaxys Edge turns out really well for them or Galaxys Edge's just kind of a mediocre capex spend, I think there's very little risk.
I went to school three days a week, had two shifts at the hospital for clinical hours, and then Friday I would drive 12 hours to New York get there in time for bed, spend Saturday with my mom and leaveSundaymorning to go home and do it all over. It was very stressful.
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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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