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.

  2. spend(Noun)

    expenditures; money or pocket money.

  3. spend(Noun)

    Discharged semen

  4. spend(Verb)

    to pay out (money)

  5. spend(Verb)

    to exhaust, to wear out

  6. spend(Verb)

    to consume, to use up (time)

  7. Origin: 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

  2. Spend(verb)

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

  3. Spend(verb)

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

  4. Spend(verb)

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

  5. Spend(verb)

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

  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

  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

  8. Spend(verb)

    to be diffused; to spread

  9. Spend(verb)

    to break ground; to continue working

  10. Origin: [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.

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
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    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. Theodore Roosevelt, sign posted at his grave site:

    Spend and be spent.

  2. George Herbert:

    Spend not on hopes.

  3. Dejan Stojanovic:

    What you spend, you save.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    They spend half of what we spend.

  5. Daniel Ives:

    They're a proxy for enterprise spend.

Images & Illustrations of spend

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