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spend

 (spĕnd)
v. spent (spĕnt), spend·ing, spends
v.tr.
1. To use up or put out; expend: spent an hour exercising.
2. To pay out (money).
3. To wear out; exhaust: The storm finally spent itself.
4. To pass (time) in a specified manner or place: spent their vacation in Paris.
5.
a. To throw away; squander: spent all their resources on futile projects.
b. To give up (one's time or efforts, for example) to a cause; sacrifice.
v.intr.
1. To pay out or expend money.
2. To be exhausted or consumed.
n.
1. An amount of money spent on something: doubled the spend on computers.
2. The spending of money; expenditure: the management of spend.

[Middle English spenden, partly from Old English -spendan (from Latin expendēre, to expend; see expend) and partly from Old French despendre, to weigh out; see dispense.]

spend′a·ble adj.
spend′er n.
Synonyms: spend, disburse, expend
These verbs mean to pay or give out money or an equivalent: spent $30 on gas; disbursed funds from the account; expended all her energy teaching the class.
Antonym: save1

spending

(ˈspɛndɪŋ)
n
(Banking & Finance)
a. the act of paying out money
b. (as modifier): spending habits.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spending - the act of spending or disbursing moneyspending - the act of spending or disbursing money
defrayal, defrayment, payment - the act of paying money
expending, expenditure - the act of spending money for goods or services
compensatory spending, deficit spending, pump priming - spending money raised by borrowing; used by governments to stimulate their economy
2.spending - money paid outspending - money paid out; an amount spent  
transferred possession, transferred property - a possession whose ownership changes or lapses
cost - the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
expense - money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer; "he kept a careful record of his expenses at the meeting"
transfer payment - a public expenditure (as for unemployment compensation or veteran's benefits) that is not for goods and services
Translations

spending

[ˈspendɪŋ]
A. Ngastos mpl
to keep one's spending downmantener los gastos bajos
the latest figures for consumer spendinglas últimas cifras correspondientes a los gastos del consumidor
to reduce government or public spendingreducir el gasto público
military/defence spendinggastos mpl militares/de defensa
they pledged to increase spending on educationprometieron incrementar el presupuesto de educación
B. CPD spending cuts NPLrecortes mpl presupuestarios
spending limit Nlímite m de gastos
spending money N (for holiday) → dinero m para gastar; (= allowance) → dinero m para gastos (personales)
spending power Npoder m de compra, poder m adquisitivo
spending spree Nderroche m de dinero
we went on a spending spreesalimos a gastar dinero

spending

[ˈspɛndɪŋ]
ndépenses fpl
government spending → les dépenses publiques
modif [boom, cuts, reductions, levels, limits] → des dépenses; [habits] → d'achat; [targets] → de dépensesspending money nargent m de pochespending power npouvoir m d'achatspending spree n
to go on a spending spree → faire des folies

spending

n no plAusgaben pl; government spending cutsKürzungen plim Etat

spending

:
spending money
nTaschengeld nt
spending power
nKaufkraft f
spending spree
nGroßeinkauf m; to go on a spendinggroß einkaufen gehen

spending

[ˈspɛndɪŋ] nspesa
government spending → spesa pubblica
References in classic literature ?
She had promised to love him for better or worse, and then she, his wife, had reproached him with his poverty, after spending his earnings recklessly.
The party was in camp, and preparations were made for spending the night in the forest, when from among the trees there floated to the ears of our friends a queer Indian chant.
If they're nice people, I hate to think of them spending the winter in that cave of Krajiek's,' said grandmother.
He was spending his summer vacation, as he always did, with his mother at Grand Isle.
Thence he went to the side of the motherly animal, and spending a minute in a fruitless inquiry into the character of her rider, he shook his head and returned to Heyward.
If the men are dissatisfied, and think we're spending money--"
The little boy only put his thumb to his broad snub-nose, with that look of shrewdness which a child, spending much of his time in the street.
Old Governor Bellingham would come grimly forth, with his King James' ruff fastened askew, and Mistress Hibbins, with some twigs of the forest clinging to her skirts, and looking sourer than ever, as having hardly got a wink of sleep after her night ride; and good Father Wilson too, after spending half the night at a death-bed, and liking ill to be disturbed, thus early, out of his dreams about the glorified saints.
Still, looking around me again, and seeing no possible chance of spending a sufferable night unless in some other person's bed, I began to think that after all I might be cherishing unwarrantable prejudices against this unknown harpooneer.
His spout was short, slow, and laborious; coming forth with a choking sort of gush, and spending itself in torn shreds, followed by strange subterranean commotions in him, which seemed to have egress at his other buried extremity, causing the waters behind him to upbubble.
When the weather was very bad many of the men would go and sit in the tavern close by, and get some one to watch for them; but they often lost a fare in that way, and could not, as Jerry said, be there without spending money.
What had made the discovery all the more painful was that they were spending, at American prices, money which they had earned at home rates of wages--and so were really being cheated by the world