What does spend mean?

Definitions for spend
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word spend.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spend, pass(verb)

    pass time in a specific way

    "how are you spending your summer vacation?"

  2. spend, expend, drop(verb)

    pay out

    "spend money"

  3. spend(verb)

    spend completely

    "I spend my pocket money in two days"

Wiktionary

  1. spend(Noun)

    Amount spent (during a period), expenditure

    I'm sorry boss, but the advertising spend exceeded the budget again this month.

    Etymology: From spenden, from * (attested in compounds aspendan, forspendan), from spendanan, borrowed from expendere. Cognate with spenton (whence spenden), spenden, Old spenna.

  2. spend(Noun)

    expenditures; money or pocket money.

    Etymology: From spenden, from * (attested in compounds aspendan, forspendan), from spendanan, borrowed from expendere. Cognate with spenton (whence spenden), spenden, Old spenna.

  3. spend(Noun)

    Discharged semen

    Etymology: From spenden, from * (attested in compounds aspendan, forspendan), from spendanan, borrowed from expendere. Cognate with spenton (whence spenden), spenden, Old spenna.

  4. spend(Verb)

    to pay out (money)

    Etymology: From spenden, from * (attested in compounds aspendan, forspendan), from spendanan, borrowed from expendere. Cognate with spenton (whence spenden), spenden, Old spenna.

  5. spend(Verb)

    to exhaust, to wear out

    Etymology: From spenden, from * (attested in compounds aspendan, forspendan), from spendanan, borrowed from expendere. Cognate with spenton (whence spenden), spenden, Old spenna.

  6. spend(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spend(verb)

    to weigh or lay out; to dispose of; to part with; as, to spend money for clothing

    Etymology: [AS. spendan (in comp.), fr. L. expendere or dispendere to weigh out, to expend, dispense. See Pendant, and cf. Dispend, Expend, Spence, Spencer.]

  2. Spend(verb)

    to bestow; to employ; -- often with on or upon

    Etymology: [AS. spendan (in comp.), fr. L. expendere or dispendere to weigh out, to expend, dispense. See Pendant, and cf. Dispend, Expend, Spence, Spencer.]

  3. Spend(verb)

    to consume; to waste; to squander; to exhaust; as, to spend an estate in gaming or other vices

    Etymology: [AS. spendan (in comp.), fr. L. expendere or dispendere to weigh out, to expend, dispense. See Pendant, and cf. Dispend, Expend, Spence, Spencer.]

  4. Spend(verb)

    to pass, as time; to suffer to pass away; as, to spend a day idly; to spend winter abroad

    Etymology: [AS. spendan (in comp.), fr. L. expendere or dispendere to weigh out, to expend, dispense. See Pendant, and cf. Dispend, Expend, Spence, Spencer.]

  5. Spend(verb)

    to exhaust of force or strength; to waste; to wear away; as, the violence of the waves was spent

    Etymology: [AS. spendan (in comp.), fr. L. expendere or dispendere to weigh out, to expend, dispense. See Pendant, and cf. Dispend, Expend, Spence, Spencer.]

  6. Spend(verb)

    to expend money or any other possession; to consume, use, waste, or part with, anything; as, he who gets easily spends freely

    Etymology: [AS. spendan (in comp.), fr. L. expendere or dispendere to weigh out, to expend, dispense. See Pendant, and cf. Dispend, Expend, Spence, Spencer.]

  7. Spend(verb)

    to waste or wear away; to be consumed; to lose force or strength; to vanish; as, energy spends in the using of it

    Etymology: [AS. spendan (in comp.), fr. L. expendere or dispendere to weigh out, to expend, dispense. See Pendant, and cf. Dispend, Expend, Spence, Spencer.]

  8. Spend(verb)

    to be diffused; to spread

    Etymology: [AS. spendan (in comp.), fr. L. expendere or dispendere to weigh out, to expend, dispense. See Pendant, and cf. Dispend, Expend, Spence, Spencer.]

  9. Spend(verb)

    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

  1. Spend

    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

  1. spend

    This term is sometimes used in military matters to express the consumption of anything; as, to spend all your ammunition.

Editors Contribution

  1. spend

    To buy or purchase.

    They did spend some money purchasing some paint for the house.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  
  2. spend

    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  
  3. spend

    To use time.

    We love to spend time together on the farm.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 28, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'spend' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1575

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'spend' in Written Corpus Frequency: #795

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'spend' in Verbs Frequency: #99

How to pronounce spend?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say spend in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spend in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of spend in a Sentence

  1. Wolfgang Georg Arlt:

    I don't think that these football players plan to spend the rest of their life in China, if Wolfgang Georg Arlt earn $ 25 million playing football for three years in China, then maybe Wolfgang Georg Arlt'll be happy to say goodbye to a million to get a Canadian or Portuguese passport.

  2. Brian Kelly:

    You have to look at how you spend on travel and where you want to go with those miles and choose the best program for you from there.

  3. Dr. Laura Schlessinger:

    Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.

  4. Lauren Conrad:

    We already lived together, we already were very much partners, and knew we were going to spend our lives together, so you know we had a beautiful wedding and it was so great.

  5. Tom Cole:

    The president wants to spend a lot more money on infrastructure and so do we.

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