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ˈbʌdʒ ɪtbud·get

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. budgetnoun

    a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose

    "the laboratory runs on a budget of a million a year"

  2. budgetverb

    a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them

    "the president submitted the annual budget to Congress"

  3. budgetverb

    make a budget


  1. budgetnoun

    A wallet, purse or bag.

  2. budgetnoun

    The amount of money or resources earmarked for a particular institution, activity or time-frame.

  3. budgetnoun

    An itemized summary of intended expenditure; usually coupled with expected revenue.

  4. budgetverb

    To construct or draw up a budget.

    Budgeting is even harder in times of recession

  5. budgetverb

    To provide funds, allow for in a budget.

    The PM's pet projects are budgeted rather generously

  6. budgetverb

    To plan for the use of in a budget.

    The prestigious building project is budgeted in great detail, from warf facilities to the protocollary opening.

  7. budgetadjective

    Of or relating to a budget.

  8. budgetadjective

    Appropriate to a restricted budget.

    We flew on a budget airline.

  9. Etymology: Recorded since 1432 as bogett, bouget, bowgette, from bougette, the diminutive of bouge (also the root of bulge), itself from bulga, of Gaulish origin (Celtic, compare Old Irish bolg, Breton bolc’h), a common root with the Germanic family (compare Dutch balg), from the bhelgh-.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Budgetnoun

    Etymology: bogette, Fr.

    If tinkers may have leave to live,
    And bear the sowskin budget;
    Then my account I well may give,
    And in the stocks avouch it. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

    Sir Robert Clifford, in whose bosom, or budget, most of Perkin’s secrets were laid up, was come into England. Francis Bacon.

    His budget with corruptions cramm’d,
    The contributions of the damn’d. Jonathan Swift.

    It was nature, in fine, that brought off the cat, when the fox’s whole budget of inventions failed him. Roger L'Estrange.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Budgetnoun

    a bag or sack with its contents; hence, a stock or store; an accumulation; as, a budget of inventions

  2. Budgetnoun

    the annual financial statement which the British chancellor of the exchequer makes in the House of Commons. It comprehends a general view of the finances of the country, with the proposed plan of taxation for the ensuing year. The term is sometimes applied to a similar statement in other countries


  1. Budget

    A budget is a quantitative expression of a plan for a defined period of time. It may include planned sales volumes and revenues, resource quantities, costs and expenses, assets, liabilities and cash flows. It expresses strategic plans of business units, organizations, activities or events in measurable terms.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Budget

    buj′et, n. a sack with its contents: a compact collection of things: a socket in which the end of a cavalry carbine rests: that miscellaneous collection of matters which aggregate into the annual financial statement made to parliament by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. [Fr. bougette, dim. of bouge, a pouch—L. bulga.]

Editors Contribution

  1. budget

    A detailed amount of money, income and expenditure allocated, forecast and reviewed for a specific purpose every month.

    The household budget was easy and simple.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'budget' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1403

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'budget' in Written Corpus Frequency: #756

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'budget' in Nouns Frequency: #479

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of budget in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of budget in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of budget in a Sentence

  1. Damien Boey:

    It is notable that all of the initiatives delivered in this budget are in the millions per annum - not billions, they are marginal in size as a percentage of GDP.

  2. Tom Wolf:

    In its current form, I will veto this budget, and I urge Republicans in the legislature to stop the partisan games and come back to the table to negotiate a final budget that funds our schools and eliminates the nearly $2 billion deficit.

  3. Human Services Secretary Tom Price:

    This bill that's moving through Congressional Budget Office right now is simply the first step, every American will have access to the kind of coverage that they want.

  4. Paul Ryan:

    He’s exactly right, but the defense budget is not the problem. Discretionary spending is not the problem. It is growing the economy and getting entitlement reform.

  5. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov:

    Moody's assessment indicates the need to adapt the budget system to the new reality in the commodities market.

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. adscripted
    • B. ambidextrous
    • C. ultimo
    • D. proprietary

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