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a. An itemized summary of estimated or intended expenditures for a given period along with proposals for financing them: submitted the annual budget to Congress.
b. A systematic plan for the expenditure of a usually fixed resource, such as money or time, during a given period: A new car will not be part of our budget this year.
c. The total sum of money allocated for a particular purpose or period of time: a project with an annual budget of five million dollars.
2. A stock or collection with definite limits: "his budget of general knowledge" (William Hazlitt).
3. Appalachian Mountains A wallet or small pouch.
v. budg·et·ed, budg·et·ing, budg·ets
1. To plan in advance the expenditure of: needed help budgeting our income; budgeted my time wisely.
2. To enter or account for in a budget: forgot to budget the car payments.
To make or use a budget.
1. Of or relating to a budget: budget items approved by Congress.
2. Appropriate for a restricted budget; inexpensive: a budget car; budget meals.

[Middle English bouget, wallet, from Old French bougette, diminutive of bouge, leather bag, from Latin bulga, of Celtic origin; see bhelgh- in Indo-European roots.]

budg′et·ar′y (bŭj′ĭ-tĕr′ē) adj.
budg′et·er, budg′et·eer′ (-ĭ-tîr′) n.


a person who makes a budget, esp in politics or business
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The paper's former free weekly community publication, the Duluth Budgeteer, has become an advertising-only shopper for homes that aren't already subscribed to the News Tribune.
At Forum Communications' Duluth News Tribune, Superior Telegram, Lake County News Chronicle, Cloquet Pine Journal and Duluth Budgeteer News in Minnesota, Neal Ronquist has been named publisher; previously he'd been publisher of Community Newspaper Holdings' Traverse City Record-Eagle in Michigan for 22 months.
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RIVLIN: It's more complicated, but I love this problem because I'm an old budgeteer.
Still, the scrape-knuckled budgeteer can find one bargain after another, all affordable, all good.
The irony is that Dole's desperate tax cut would squeeze the graying budgeteer right back into the vise Bush created in 1988.
Having relied solely on his wife as the family budgeteer, Kinard knew little about coupon cutting and thrifty shopping.
He said, "You're just a budgeteer," and I said, "I'm just a budgeteer," but budgeteers or resource managers have to understand the strategy and what we're doing in the organization to accomplish the mission.
Earlier, she was sales manager of the affiliated Duluth Budgeteer.
Any budgeteer who has observed and suffered through the birth and development of this most important policy document called the budget has despaired at some time or another at the convoluted processing endured by this seemingly straightforward account of future expenditures and revenues.
From 2000-2004, Becher launched and ran his own weekly, the Duluth Budgeteer News.