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Definitions for expend

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. use, expend(verb)

    use up, consume fully

    "The legislature expended its time on school questions"

  2. spend, expend, drop(verb)

    pay out

    "spend money"


  1. expend(Verb)

    To consume or exhaust some resource.

  2. expend(Verb)

    To spend or disburse money.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expend(verb)

    to lay out, apply, or employ in any way; to consume by use; to use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations; to spend; as, they expend money for food or in charity; to expend time labor, and thought; to expend hay in feeding cattle, oil in a lamp, water in mechanical operations

  2. Expend(verb)

    to be laid out, used, or consumed

  3. Expend(verb)

    to pay out or disburse money

  4. Origin: [L. expendere, expensum, to weigh out, pay out, lay out, lay out; ex out + pendere to weigh. See Poise, and cf. Spend.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Expend

    eks-pend′, v.t. to lay out: to employ or consume in any way: to spend.—ns. Expend′iture, act of expending or laying out: that which is expended: the process of using up: money spent; Expense′ (Shak.), expenditure: outlay: cost: (pl.) the cost of a lawsuit (Scots law).—adj. Expens′ive, causing or requiring much expense: extravagant.—adv. Expens′ively.—n. Expens′iveness.—Be at the expense of, to pay the cost of. [L. expendĕreex, out, pendĕre, pensum, to weigh.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expend in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of expend in a Sentence

  1. Azhar Sabri:

    Education is a type of money which surmount when expend.

  2. Albert Camus:

    Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

  3. Joseph Margulies:

    I just think he is not willing to expend political capital to do it, it's not nearly as important to him as the Iran deal.

  4. David Assael:

    They say that blood is thicker than water. Maybe that's why we battle our own with more energy and gusto than we would ever expend on strangers.

  5. Mohammad Javad Akbarein:

    In a country where music is outlawed and there is no outlet for young people to expend their energy, you have to have a replacement that is more official and without problems, the maddah are copying from rap, rock and dance music.

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