spent definition by Webster's New World
- tired out; physically exhausted; without energy
- used up; worn out; without power
- exhausted of sperm or spawn
spent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Used up; consumed: a spent youth.
- Having come to an end; passed: a spent era of opulence.
- Depleted of energy, force, or strength; exhausted: At the end of the hot day the spent workers slept under a shady tree.
- Nautical Of or relating to a vessel at the end of a voyage, with fuel, stores, and water consumed and cargo discharged.
Variant of spend
- to use up, exhaust, consume, or wear out: his fury was spent
- to pay out (money); disburse
- to give or devote (time, labor, thought, or effort) to some enterprise or for some purpose
- to pass (a period of time): spending hours together
- to waste; squander
Origin: Middle English spenden ; from Old English spendan (in compound ) ; from Midieval Latin spendere ; from Classical Latin expendere: see expend
- to pay out or use up money, etc.
- Obsolete to be or become consumed, wasted, etc.
- spendable adjective