pass time in a specific way
"how are you spending your summer vacation?"
spend, expend, drop(verb)
"I spend my pocket money in two days"
Amount spent (during a period), expenditure
I'm sorry boss, but the advertising spend exceeded the budget again this month.
expenditures; money or pocket money.
to pay out (money)
to exhaust, to wear out
to consume, to use up (time)
Origin: From spenden, from * (attested in compounds aspendan, forspendan), from spendanan, borrowed from expendere. Cognate with spenton (whence spenden), spenden, Old spenna.
to weigh or lay out; to dispose of; to part with; as, to spend money for clothing
to bestow; to employ; -- often with on or upon
to consume; to waste; to squander; to exhaust; as, to spend an estate in gaming or other vices
to pass, as time; to suffer to pass away; as, to spend a day idly; to spend winter abroad
to exhaust of force or strength; to waste; to wear away; as, the violence of the waves was spent
to expend money or any other possession; to consume, use, waste, or part with, anything; as, he who gets easily spends freely
to waste or wear away; to be consumed; to lose force or strength; to vanish; as, energy spends in the using of it
to be diffused; to spread
to break ground; to continue working
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
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
This term is sometimes used in military matters to express the consumption of anything; as, to spend all your ammunition.
To buy or purchase.
They did spend some money purchasing some paint for the house.
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.
To use time.
We love to spend time together on the farm.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Spend' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1575
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Spend' in Written Corpus Frequency: #795
Rank popularity for the word 'Spend' in Verbs Frequency: #99
The numerical value of Spend in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Spend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4