Spending
Spend Spend, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spent}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spending}.] [AS. spendan (in comp.), fr. L. expendere or dispendere to weigh out, to expend, dispense. See {Pendant}, and cf. {Dispend}, {Expend}, {Spence}, {Spencer}.] 1. To weigh or lay out; to dispose of; to part with; as, to spend money for clothing. [1913 Webster]

Spend thou that in the town. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? --Isa. lv. 2. [1913 Webster]

2. To bestow; to employ; -- often with on or upon. [1913 Webster]

I . . . am never loath To spend my judgment. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

3. To consume; to waste; to squander; to exhaust; as, to spend an estate in gaming or other vices. [1913 Webster]

4. To pass, as time; to suffer to pass away; as, to spend a day idly; to spend winter abroad. [1913 Webster]

We spend our years as a tale that is told. --Ps. xc. 9. [1913 Webster]

5. To exhaust of force or strength; to waste; to wear away; as, the violence of the waves was spent. [1913 Webster]

Their bodies spent with long labor and thirst. --Knolles. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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