What does budget mean?

Definitions for budget
ˈbʌdʒ ɪtbud·get

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. budget(noun)

    a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose

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

  2. budget(verb)

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

    "the president submitted the annual budget to Congress"

  3. budget(verb)

    make a budget

Wiktionary

  1. budget(Noun)

    A wallet, purse or bag.

    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-.

  2. budget(Noun)

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

    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-.

  3. budget(Noun)

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

    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-.

  4. budget(Verb)

    To construct or draw up a budget.

    Budgeting is even harder in times of recession

    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-.

  5. budget(Verb)

    To provide funds, allow for in a budget.

    The PM's pet projects are budgeted rather generously

    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-.

  6. budget(Verb)

    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.

    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-.

  7. budget(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a budget.

    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-.

  8. budget(Adjective)

    Appropriate to a restricted budget.

    We flew on a budget airline.

    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-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Budget(noun)

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

  2. Budget(noun)

    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

Freebase

  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  

British National Corpus

  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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How to say budget in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Nancy Pelosi:

    Instead of creating jobs or raising workers’ wages, the Republican Congress spent seven months doing everything it could to raise Americans’ health costs to hand tax breaks to the richest, now, after squandering months on a cruel and dangerous agenda, Republicans have closed down Congress for five weeks with no jobs bill, no infrastructure bill, no budget, and no plan to avert a catastrophic default.

  2. Stephen Harper:

    You should be under no doubt that the government will balance its budget next year. We are well within that range. Even with dramatically lower oil prices, we will balance the budget, the only question will be how much flexibility we have in the short term. This will obviously reduce some of our fiscal flexibility but it will not by any means stop us from reaching a balance and at the same time...making the important investments we've made....

  3. Tom Wolf:

    Let's be clear : the math in this budget does not work. Next fiscal year - that already has a $ 2 billion deficit - will now begin with an extra $ 300 million deficit.

  4. French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron:

    As a second stage we have to raise taxes or share taxes. I think it more efficient not to make it a precondition for the euro zone budget otherwise it will take a lot of time.

  5. Mohammad Shabbir:

    The budget is a positive sign for the long run, but we think that the first three months of 2016 will be an adjustment period for companies as their gross margins are impacted by the higher costs.

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