What does spend mean?

Definitions for spend
spɛndspend

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spend, passverb

    pass time in a specific way

    "how are you spending your summer vacation?"

  2. spend, expend, dropverb

    pay out

    "spend money"

  3. spendverb

    spend completely

    "I spend my pocket money in two days"

Wiktionary

  1. spendnoun

    Amount spent (during a period), expenditure

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

  2. spendnoun

    expenditures; money or pocket money.

  3. spendnoun

    Discharged semen

  4. spendverb

    to pay out (money)

  5. spendverb

    to exhaust, to wear out

  6. spendverb

    to consume, to use up (time)

  7. 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. Spendverb

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

  2. Spendverb

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

  3. Spendverb

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

  4. Spendverb

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

  5. Spendverb

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

  6. Spendverb

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

  7. Spendverb

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

  8. Spendverb

    to be diffused; to spread

  9. Spendverb

    to break ground; to continue working

  10. 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 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  
  2. spend

    To buy or purchase.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  
  3. spend

    To use time.

    We love to spend time together on the farm.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 28, 2020  

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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

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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. Anupam Jena:

    If you look at doctors who spend more in a given specialty, higher spending physicians get sued less often than low spending physicians.

  2. Ken Dychtwald:

    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.

  3. Philippe Jeandet:

    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,'.

  4. Songklod Wongchai:

    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.

  5. Alan Gottlieb:

    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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