Dispend
Dispend Dis*pend", v. t. [OF. despendre, L. dispendere to weigh out, dispense; dis- + pendere to weigh. See {Pension}, {Spend}, and cf. {Dispense}.] To spend; to lay out; to expend. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Able to dispend yearly twenty pounds and above. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]


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  • dispend — /di spend /, v.t. Obs. to pay out; expend; spend. [1250 1300; ME dispenden < AF, OF despendre < L dispendere to weigh out; see DISPENSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • dispend — v. expend, disburse, pay out; spend; consume …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dispend — /dɪsˈpɛnd/ (say dis pend) verb (t) Obsolete to pay out; expend; spend. {Middle English despende(n), from Old French despendre, from Latin dispendere weigh out} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dispend — transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English despenden, from Old French despendre, from Latin dispendere to weigh out more at dispense 1. obsolete : spend, expend 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Despend — De*spend , v. t. To spend; to squander. See {Dispend}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Some noble men in Spain can despend [pounds]50,000. Howell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dispense — Dis*pense , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispensed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dispensing}.] [F. dispenser, L. dispensare, intens. of dispendere. See {Dispend}.] 1. To deal out in portions; to distribute; to give; as, the steward dispenses provisions according… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dispensed — Dispense Dis*pense , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispensed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dispensing}.] [F. dispenser, L. dispensare, intens. of dispendere. See {Dispend}.] 1. To deal out in portions; to distribute; to give; as, the steward dispenses provisions… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dispensing — Dispense Dis*pense , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispensed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dispensing}.] [F. dispenser, L. dispensare, intens. of dispendere. See {Dispend}.] 1. To deal out in portions; to distribute; to give; as, the steward dispenses provisions… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Master of the revels — Revel Rev el, n. [OF. revel rebellion, disorder, feast, sport. See {Revel}, v. i.] A feast with loose and noisy jollity; riotous festivity or merrymaking; a carousal. [1913 Webster] This day in mirth and revel to dispend. Chaucer. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Revel — Rev el, n. [OF. revel rebellion, disorder, feast, sport. See {Revel}, v. i.] A feast with loose and noisy jollity; riotous festivity or merrymaking; a carousal. [1913 Webster] This day in mirth and revel to dispend. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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