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.
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
If you look at doctors who spend more in a given specialty, higher spending physicians get sued less often than low spending physicians.
There will be breakthroughs in the next 15 or 20 years that will have to do with aging itself - actually stopping the biological clock, and I think that really rich people are going to get access to it, people who are willing to spend almost unlimited sums of money. Imagine a time when ten thousand really rich people get to live forever, or not have to get dementia.
I'm sure there are people that are ready to spend a lot of money to have the privilege of saying to their friends, 'I put on the table a bottle that has been aged 10 years at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea,'.
It's in line with global trends as major petrochemical producers shift from commodity-grade products to specialty grade, and that's why they need to spend more on research, but given the weak economic outlook and poor domestic consumption, I'm worried about demand because everyone needs to control costs. Prices of premium grade products are much higher than normal.
This kind of below-the-radar bureaucratic gun confiscation is a growing Second Amendment and property rights violation problem, particularly in strict gun control states like California, New Jersey and Massachusetts, people can't afford to spend tens of thousands of dollars on legal fees to get back a $500 firearm.
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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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