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, squanderverb

    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, wareverb

    spend extravagantly

    "waste not, want not"

Wiktionary

  1. squanderverb

    To waste, lavish, splurge

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To SQUANDERverb

    Etymology: verschwenden, Teutonick.

    We squander away some part of our fortune at play. Francis Atterbury.

    They often squander’d, but they never gave. Richard Savage.

    Never take a favourite waiting maid, to insinuate how great a fortune you brought, and how little you are allowed to squander. Jonathan Swift.

    Then, in plain prose, were made two sorts of men,
    To squander some, and some to hide agen. Alexander Pope.

    True friends would rather see such thoughts as they communicate only to one another, than what they squander about to all the world. Alexander Pope.

    How uncertain it is, whether the years we propose to ourselves shall be indulged to us, uncertain whether we shall have power or even inclination to improve them better than those we now squander away. John Rogers.

    He hath an argosie bound to Tripolis, another to the Indies, and other ventures he hath squandered abroad. William Shakespeare.

    The troops we squander’d first, again appear
    From sev’ral quarters, and enclose the rear. Dryden.

    He is a successful warrior,
    And has the soldiers hearts: upon the skirts
    Of Arragon our squander’d troops he rallies. Dryden.

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. Squanderverb

    to scatter; to disperse

  2. Squanderverb

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

  3. Squanderverb

    to spend lavishly; to be wasteful

  4. Squanderverb

    to wander at random; to scatter

  5. Squandernoun

    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. 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.

  2. Benjamin Franklin:

    Dost thou love life Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.

  3. 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.

  4. Todd Fithian:

    I've seen people with very little to give do things in an extremely meaningful way, and I've seen people with $1 billion, squander it and fail.

  5. Benjamin Franklin:

    Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

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  • بددArabic
  • verprassen, vergeuden, verschwendenGerman
  • derrochar, farrear, malbaratar, despilfarrarSpanish
  • سرگردانPersian
  • haaskata, tuhlata, törsätäFinnish
  • dilapider, gaspiller, gâcherFrench
  • לבזבזHebrew
  • 浪費, 乱費, 使い尽くすJapanese
  • helluorLatin
  • whakapauMāori
  • verspillen, verkwanselen, verbrassenDutch
  • ødsleNorwegian
  • расточать, растрачивать, разбазаривать, растранжи́рить, проматывать, промотать, растратить, расточить, транжи́рить, разбазаритьRussian
  • slösaSwedish
  • ufujajiSwahili

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