What does squander mean?

Definitions for squander
ˈskwɒn dərsquan·der

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. waste, blow, squander(verb)

    spend thoughtlessly; throw away

    "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"

  2. consume, squander, waste, ware(verb)

    spend extravagantly

    "waste not, want not"

Wiktionary

  1. squander(Verb)

    To waste, lavish, splurge

Wikipedia

  1. Squander

    Squander (written as "$QUANDER" on the box and in the rules) is an Avalon Hill board game published in 1965. It is based loosely on the game Monopoly, but in reverse. As in Monopoly, players roll dice and move around a board, encountering opportunities to make financial decisions. The object, however, is to lose money rather than gain it. Each player starts with a million "Squanderbucks" and the winner is the first player to become bankrupt.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squander(verb)

    to scatter; to disperse

  2. Squander(verb)

    to spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to dissipate; as, to squander an estate

  3. Squander(verb)

    to spend lavishly; to be wasteful

  4. Squander(verb)

    to wander at random; to scatter

  5. Squander(noun)

    the act of squandering; waste

Freebase

  1. Squander

    Squander is an Avalon Hill board game published in 1965. It is based loosely on the game Monopoly, but in reverse. As in Monopoly, players roll dice and move around a board, encountering opportunities to make financial decisions. The object, however, is to lose money rather than gain it. Each player starts with a million "Squanderbucks" and the winner is the first player to become bankrupt.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Squander

    skwon′dėr, v.t. to spend lavishly or wastefully: to waste money or powers.—n. Squan′derer.—adv. Squan′deringly, in a squandering manner, by squandering. [Skeat explains as a nasalised form of Lowland Scotch squatter, to splash water about, prov. Eng. swatter, to throw water about. These are frequentatives from Dan. sqvatte, to splash, spurt, squander; Sw. sqvätta, to squirt, Ice. skvetta, to squirt out water.]

Editors Contribution

  1. squander

    missing opportunities

    Let's not squander our resources and give up what we need to develop.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 5, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of squander in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of squander in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of squander in a Sentence

  1. John Gay:

    Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most?

  2. Nicola Sturgeon:

    I have asked the UK government not to deploy their' Stay Alert' advertising campaign in Scotland, because the message at this stage in Scotland is... except for the essential reasons you know about, stay at home, we must not squander our progress by easing up too soon, or by sending mixed messages that result in people thinking it's okay to ease up now. Let me be very blunt about the consequences if we were to do that : people will die unnecessarily. We must not take that risk.

  3. Dana Gunders:

    Too many people around the world are going hungry for us to be throwing away as much as we do, world resources — from water to land and energy — are too scarce to squander them on growing and transporting food that will never be eaten. To meet this ambitious new goal, we need everyone who grows, serves and eats food to do their part to ensure a steady global food supply into the future.

  4. Rainer Maria Rilke:

    Physical pleasure is a sensual experience no different from pure seeing or the pure sensation with which a fine fruit fills the tongue; it is a great unending experience, which is given us, a knowing of the world, the fullness and the glory of all knowing. And not our acceptance of it is bad; the bad thing is that most people misuse and squander this experience and apply it as a stimulant at the tired spots of their lives and as distraction instead of a rallying toward exalted moments.

  5. Elizabeth Warren:

    These harsh tactics might work if you're willing to burn down the rest of the party in order to be the last man standing, but if we're going to beat Donald Trump in November, we are going to need huge turnout within our party, and to get that turnout, we will need a nominee that the broadest coalition of our party feels they can get behind. We can't afford to fall into factions. We can't afford to squander our collective power. We will win when we come together.

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  • بددArabic
  • vergeuden, verprassen, verschwendenGerman
  • derrochar, despilfarrar, farrear, malbaratarSpanish
  • سرگردانPersian
  • haaskata, törsätä, tuhlataFinnish
  • gaspiller, gâcher, dilapiderFrench
  • לבזבזHebrew
  • 使い尽くす, 乱費, 浪費Japanese
  • helluorLatin
  • whakapauMāori
  • verkwanselen, verspillen, verbrassenDutch
  • ødsleNorwegian
  • разбазарить, расточить, растранжи́рить, разбазаривать, растрачивать, транжи́рить, растратить, проматывать, расточать, промотатьRussian
  • slösaSwedish
  • ufujajiSwahili

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