What does Spend mean?

Definitions for Spend
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Spend.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spend, pass(verb)

    pass time in a specific way

    "how are you spending your summer vacation?"

  2. spend, expend, drop(verb)

    pay out

    "spend money"

  3. spend(verb)

    spend completely

    "I spend my pocket money in two days"

Wiktionary

  1. spend(Noun)

    Amount spent (during a period), expenditure

    I'm sorry boss, but the advertising spend exceeded the budget again this month.

  2. spend(Noun)

    expenditures; money or pocket money.

  3. spend(Noun)

    Discharged semen

  4. spend(Verb)

    to pay out (money)

  5. spend(Verb)

    to exhaust, to wear out

  6. spend(Verb)

    to consume, to use up (time)

  7. Origin: From spenden, from * (attested in compounds aspendan, forspendan), from spendanan, borrowed from expendere. Cognate with spenton (whence spenden), spenden, Old spenna.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spend(verb)

    to weigh or lay out; to dispose of; to part with; as, to spend money for clothing

  2. Spend(verb)

    to bestow; to employ; -- often with on or upon

  3. Spend(verb)

    to consume; to waste; to squander; to exhaust; as, to spend an estate in gaming or other vices

  4. Spend(verb)

    to pass, as time; to suffer to pass away; as, to spend a day idly; to spend winter abroad

  5. Spend(verb)

    to exhaust of force or strength; to waste; to wear away; as, the violence of the waves was spent

  6. Spend(verb)

    to expend money or any other possession; to consume, use, waste, or part with, anything; as, he who gets easily spends freely

  7. Spend(verb)

    to waste or wear away; to be consumed; to lose force or strength; to vanish; as, energy spends in the using of it

  8. Spend(verb)

    to be diffused; to spread

  9. Spend(verb)

    to break ground; to continue working

  10. 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

  1. Spend

    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

  1. spend

    This term is sometimes used in military matters to express the consumption of anything; as, to spend all your ammunition.

Editors Contribution

  1. spend

    To buy or purchase.

    They did spend some money purchasing some paint for the house.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  
  2. spend

    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  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Spend' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1575

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Spend' in Written Corpus Frequency: #795

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Spend' in Verbs Frequency: #99

How to pronounce Spend?

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    Alex
    US English
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Spend in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Spend in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Spend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Spend in a Sentence

  1. De Neve:

    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.

  2. Tim Miller:

    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.

  3. Dayton Andrews:

    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.

  4. Trip Miller:

    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.

  5. Angela Pelosi-Harrison:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of Spend

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