What does budget mean?

Definitions for budget
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

Wiktionary

  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.

Wikipedia

  1. Budget

    A budget is a calculation play, usually but not always financial, for a defined period, often one year or a month. A budget may include anticipated sales volumes and revenues, resource quantities including time, costs and expenses, environmental impacts such as greenhouse gas emissions, other impacts, assets, liabilities and cash flows. Companies, governments, families, and other organizations use budgets to express strategic plans of activities in measurable terms.A budget expresses intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them with resources. A budget may express a surplus, providing resources for use at a future time, or a deficit in which expenditures exceed income or other resources.

ChatGPT

  1. budget

    A budget is a detailed financial plan that outlines estimated income and expenditures for a specific period of time. It comprises all the money you expect to earn or receive (income) and spend (expenses), often broken down by category and time. It serves as an financial blueprint for managing money effectively, allowing individuals, households, businesses or governments to plan, monitor, and control their financial resources.

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

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  

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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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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. Bill Clinton:

    Our land of new promise will be a nation that meets its obligations, a nation that balances its budget, but never loses the balance of its values.

  2. Brenda Ueland:

    These people who are always briskly doing something and as busy as waltzing mice, they have little, sharp, staccato ideas, such as 'I see where I can make an annual cut of 3.47 in my meat budget.' But they have no slow, big ideas.

  3. David Bergstein:

    Structurally they are betting the farm and everything possible to get through these midterms, and they are just opening up the checkbook to do it. ' Public investment shrinks as safety net balloonsWhatever the immediate political impact, if President Joe Biden ultimately signs anything like the proposed program, it would mark a new era in Washington's role in the economy.Over the past 50 years, federal spending, as a share of the nation's economic output, has averaged about 20.6 %, according to calculations by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a centrist group that argues for budgetary restraint. Washington has significantly exceeded that level only in times of crisis : Spending reached 24 % of the nation's gross domestic product during Obama's first term immediately after the 2008 financial crisis and roughly 32 % during the Covid pandemic, federal figures show. ( Federal spending as a share of the economy reached its modern high of more than 40 % at the height of World War II.) Though federal spending over the past half century has remained relatively constant at about one-fifth of the economy, the composition of that spending has shifted dramatically. Over that period, public investment -- defined primarily as federal spending on infrastructure, education and training, and support for research and development -- has declined, while the safety net -- including such payments to individuals as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food assistance and various tax credits for families -- has soared. Its totally different from anything put forward by Obama or Clinton. In terms of any kind of coherent strategic focus theres been nothing like this since the build-out of the suburbs, and the buildup of the educational system.Josh Bivens, research director, Economic Policy InstituteIn 1969, federal figures show, public investment and payments to individuals each consumed nearly one-third of total federal spending, an amount equal to about 6 % of the economy. By 2019, the last year before Washington poured huge sums into the Covid crisis, public investment had fallen to just 12.5 % of Responsible Federal Budget while payments to individuals had grown past 70 %. Public investment now equals only about 2.5 % of the economy, while payments to individuals consume more than five times as much.The exact distribution between public investment and safety net spending in the Democratic plans isn't known, because the party hasn't released details on the funding levels in the $ 3.5 trillion budget blueprint that Senate Democrats recently agreed on. But it's clear that the proposal -- coupled with the bipartisan infrastructure agreement advancing on a separate track -- would represent a huge expansion on both fronts.The infusion of new money for public investment might be most striking, given how steadily it has lost ground in federal priorities. Public investment fell from about 30 % of federal spending in the late 1960s to about 20 % by the late 1970s and 15 % by the mid-1990s, a plateau from which it's since drifted further down except for a brief recovery under Obama's first-term stimulus plan. The budget plans Senate Democrats are advancing would provide a more lasting turnaround. The bipartisan plan would spend almost $ 600 billion on.

  4. Barack Obama:

    It's not a budget that reflects the future. It's not a budget that reflects growth. It's not a budget that is going to help ensure that middle-class families are able to maintain security and stability and that people who are trying to get into the middle class are going to have the rungs on the ladder to get into the middle class.

  5. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer:

    Which isn't a lot. But this primary is just getting started.Both of these things can't be trueTrump's main pitch for reelection is the economy and, while it hasn't lived up to his 2016 campaign promises, he put forward an extremely rosy outlook in his annual budget proposal, released Monday.Just as an example, read from CNN's story about the predicted deficits in Trump's budget compared to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.Both of these things cannot be true:CBO says budget will grow -- The deficit -- the gap between how much the government spends versus how much it takes in -- surpassed $1 trillion for the calendar year in 2019, marking the first time since 2012.That number is only expected to widen even further over the coming decade, reaching a total of $1.7 trillion in 2030, according to the latest projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released in late January.White House says budget will shrink -- That's a sharp contrast to the White House's latest blueprint, which projects that the deficit will shrink to $261 billion by 2030. The President's budget assumes that the economy will grow at around 3% annually during that period of time helping to narrow the gap. Those estimates are significantly higher than what most economists anticipated along with the Federal Reserve.Bonus: Read CNN reporter Donna Borak's piece on the White House plan for more tax cuts despite the deficits.Impeachment falloutGiuliani has a channel to Barr -- Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Rudy Giuliani is giving information regarding his Ukraine conspiracy theories to Attorney General William Barr through some sort of special channel Barr has set up. This is not surprising since Trump clearly lumps his lawyer and the attorney general together. He asked Ukraine's President to be in touch with both of them. But a back channel to the DOJ? This is, um, not how things are supposed to work, writes Elie Honig.Trump weaponizes the presidency -- Read this from Stephen Collinson: (Trump) is completing his project of fashioning the office around his own personality. It's unrestrained, unaccountable, often profane, impervious to outside influence and factual constraints of normal governance. The President has established dominance over his party, his Cabinet and his own media complex. He loosened Congress's constraints by refusing to cooperate with the impeachment probe. The result is that there are very few political constraints on his behavior left.

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