spending

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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 ?
RICHES are for spending, and spending for honor and good actions.
Then we returned to the National Saloon and spent no more than we could decently avoid spending for the comfort and warmth.
After spending two months in Moscow in a state of enchantment, seeing Kitty almost every day in society, into which he went so as to meet her, he abruptly decided that it could not be, and went back to the country.
Also I would add that never in my life have I passed such happy days as I am spending at present.
MY DEAR BROTHER,--I can no longer refuse myself the pleasure of profiting by your kind invitation when we last parted of spending some weeks with you at Churchhill, and, therefore, if quite convenient to you and Mrs.
I have said virtue, wealth, and generosity, because a great man who is vicious will be a great example of vice, and a rich man who is not generous will be merely a miserly beggar; for the possessor of wealth is not made happy by possessing it, but by spending it, and not by spending as he pleases, but by knowing how to spend it well.