Spend

  • 1 spend — W1S1 [spend] v past tense and past participle spent [spent] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(money)¦ 2¦(time)¦ 3 4¦(force/effort)¦ 5 spend a penny ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: Partly from Latin expendere ( EXPEND) and partly, later, from Old French …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 spend — [ spend ] (past tense and past participle spent [ spent ] ) verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to use money to pay for things: How much money did you spend? spend for: This year we will spend more money for medical care. spend something… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 spend — /spend/ past tense and past participle spent /spent/ verb 1 MONEY (I, T) to use your money to buy or pay for things: spend money/ 5/$10/a lot: I spent so much money this weekend! | spend money etc on sth: More money should be spent on health and… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 spend — spend, *expend, disburse can mean to pay out money or an equivalent of money for something or in expectation of some return. Spend is the ordinary term; it may be used regardless of the amount dealt out in the purchase of something {spend a… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 spend — /spend/, v., spent, spending. v.t. 1. to pay out, disburse, or expend; dispose of (money, wealth, resources, etc.): resisting the temptation to spend one s money. 2. to employ (labor, thought, words, time, etc.), as on some object or in some… …

    Universalium

  • 7 spend´er — spend «spehnd», verb, spent, spend|ing. –v.t. 1. to pay out: »She spent ten dollars shopping for food today. 2. to use (labor, material, thought, or some other re …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 spend*/*/*/ — [spend] (past tense and past participle spent [spent] ) verb 1) [I/T] to use money to pay for things How much money did you spend?[/ex] You spend too much on clothes.[/ex] 2) [T] to stay somewhere, or to do something, for a period of time We… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 9 spend — ► VERB (past and past part. spent) 1) pay out (money) in buying or hiring goods or services. 2) use or use up (energy or resources); exhaust. 3) pass (time) in a specified way. ► NOUN informal ▪ an amount of money paid out. ● …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Spend — Spend, v. i. 1. To expend money or any other possession; to consume, use, waste, or part with, anything; as, he who gets easily spends freely. [1913 Webster] He spends as a person who knows that he must come to a reckoning. South. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 spend — [v1] give, pay out absorb, allocate, ante up*, apply, bestow, blow*, cast away, come across, come through, concentrate, confer, consume, contribute, cough up*, defray, deplete, disburse, dispense, dissipate, donate, drain, drop, employ, empty,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 spend — [spend] vt. spent, spending [ME spenden < OE spendan (in comp.) < ML spendere < L expendere: see EXPEND] 1. to use up, exhaust, consume, or wear out [his fury was spent] 2. to pay out (money); disburse 3. to give or devote (time, labor,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 spend — I verb apply, bestow, consume, consumere, contribute, deplete, devote, disburse, dispense, dispose of, donate, drain, employ, empty, exhaust, expend, give, go through, impoverish, incur expense, insumere, invest, lay out money, make expenditure,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 spend — to pay out or away (money or wealth), O.E. spendan (in forspendan use up ), from L. expendere to weigh out money, pay down (see EXPEND (Cf. expend)). A general Gmc. borrowing (Cf. O.H.G. spendon, Ger., M.Du. spenden, O.N. spenna). In ref. to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15 spend — v. expend, disburse, put out (money, resources, etc.); pass the time in a particular manner; use; use up, exhaust; waste, squander …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 spend- —     spend     English meaning: to offer libation     Deutsche Übersetzung: “ein Trankopfer darbringen; geloben”     Material: Gk. σπένδω “verspreche (Gortyn); bringe ein Trankopfer dar, spende”, Med. ‘schließe einen pact, covenant”; σπονδή… …

    Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

  • 17 spend — ▪ I. spend spend 1 [spend] verb spent PTandPP [spent] [intransitive, transitive] 1. to use your money to buy or pay for things: • How much do we have to spend? • It is worth spending money on advertising …

    Financial and business terms

  • 18 spend — I UK [spend] / US verb Word forms spend : present tense I/you/we/they spend he/she/it spends present participle spending past tense spent UK [spent] / US past participle spent *** Get it right: spend: When you use spend with another verb, to talk …

    English dictionary

  • 19 spend — v. 1) (D; tr.) to spend for, on (to spend a lot of money for a new car; to spend a lot on repairs) 2) (D; tr.) to spend in (to spend a great deal of time in studying/ time studying) * * * [spend] on (to spend a lot of money for a new car; to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 spend — mis·spend; spend; spend·able; spend·er; spend·thrift·i·ness; spend·thrifty; spend·thrift; …

    English syllables


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