pass time in a specific way
"how are you spending your summer vacation?"
spend, expend, dropverb
"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)
Etymology: From spenden, from * (attested in compounds aspendan, forspendan), from spendanan, borrowed from expendere. Cognate with spenton (whence spenden), spenden, Old spenna.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: spendan , Saxon; spendere, Italian.
Our cannons malice vainly shall be spent
Against th’ invulnerable clouds. William Shakespeare.
I will very gladly spend and be spent for you. 2 Cor. xii. 15.
There is oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man spendeth it up. Prov. xxi. 20.
We must exasperate
Th’ almighty Victor to spend all his rage. John Milton.
Thus labour could at first begin a title of property in the common things of nature, and spending it upon our uses bound it. John Locke.
Money is brought into England by nothing but spending here less of foreign commodities than what we carry to market can pay for. John Locke.
Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? Is. lv. 2.
Eleutherius, perceiving that he was unwilling to spend any more time upon the debate, thought not fit to make any mention to him of the proposed opinion. Boyle.
Most spend their mouths, when what they seem to threaten
Runs far before them. William Shakespeare, Henry V.
They bend their bows, they whirl their slings around;
Heaps of spent arrows fall, and strew the ground. Dryden.
The whole of our reflections terminate in this, what course we are to take to pass our time; some to get, and others to spend their estates. William Wake.
When we can intreat an hour to serve,
Would spend it in some words upon that business,
If you would grant the time. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave. Job xxi. 13.
He spends his life with his wife, and remembereth neither father nor mother. 1 Esdr. iv. 21.
When he was of riper years, for his farther accomplishment, he spent a considerable part of his time in travelling. Alexander Pope.
In those pastoral pastimes a great many days were spent, to follow their flying predecessors. Philip Sidney.
The waves ascended and descended, ’till their violence being spent by degrees, they settled at last. Thomas Burnet, Theo. of the Earth.
The winds are rais’d, the storm blows high;
Be it your care, my friends, to keep it up
In its full fury, and direct it right,
’Till it has spent itself on Cato’s head. Joseph Addison, Cato.
Nothing but only the hope of spoil did relieve them, having scarce clothes to cover their nakedness, and their bodies spent with long labour and thirst. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.
Or come your shipping in our ports to lay,
Spent and disabled in so long a way? John Dryden, Æn.
Our walls are thinly mann’d, our best men slain;
The rest, an heartless number, spent with watching,
And harrass’d out with duty. Dryden.
Some spent with toil, some with despair oppress’d,
Leap’d headlong from the heights, the flames consum’d the rest. John Dryden, Æn.
Thou oft hast seen me
Wrestling with vice and faction; now thou see’st me
Spent, overpower’d, despairing of success. Joseph Addison, Cato.
Henceforth your tongue must spend at lesser rate,
Than in its flames to wrap a nation’s fate. Dryden.
He spends as a person who knows that he must come to a reckoning. South.
Butter spent as if it came from the richer soil. William Temple.
The sound spendeth and is dissipated in the open air; but in such concaves it is conserved and contracted. Francis Bacon.
Oh mountains, it may be, many dews fall, that spend before they come to the valleys. Francis Bacon.
There have been cups and an image of Jupiter made of wild vines; for the vines that they use for wine are so often cut, that their sap spendeth into the grapes. Francis Bacon.
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
Etymology: [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 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
To buy or purchase.
They did spend some money purchasing some paint for the house.Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020
To use time.
We love to spend time together on the farm.Submitted by MaryC on April 28, 2020
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
The numerical value of Spend in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Spend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
We didn't have much time with her, but we loved the time we got to spend with her.
Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond the pain.
Chris Christie has decided to take a hiatus from Chris Christie work in the finance world to spend more time with Chris Christie family and young children.
We have a school district that is broke -- without libraries and in desperate need of repair -- yet we’re going to spend $1.2 million to re-name these schools? at the end of the day, if we can’t figure out that every penny we have should be spent to prepare our children for the future rather than litigating what people did 150 years ago . . . we’re in trouble.
It was never something that seemed like you needed to spend a lot of time on.
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Translations for Spend
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- يقضي, قضىArabic
- passar, gastarCatalan, Valencian
- ausgeben, verbringenGerman
- viettää, loppu, kulut, käyttää, menot, kuluttaa, satsi, mälliFinnish
- passer, dépenserFrench
- ख़र्च करनाHindi
- 過ごす, 消費Japanese
- 쓰다, 소비, 보내다Korean
- leisti, praleistiLithuanian
- bruke, lommepengerNorwegian
- gastos, jato, gasto, gastarPortuguese
- истратить, проводить, провести, тратить, израсходовать, расходовать, потратитьRussian
- tratiti, тратити, проводити, provoditiSerbo-Croatian
- tillbringa, spendera, fickpengarSwedish
- harcamak, geçirmekTurkish
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