Budget Definition

bŭjĭt
budgeted, budgeting, budgets
noun
An itemized summary of estimated or intended expenditures for a given period along with proposals for financing them.
Submitted the annual budget to Congress.
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A plan or schedule adjusting expenses during a certain period to the estimated or fixed income for that period.
Webster's New World
A collection of items; stock.
Webster's New World
A bag, pouch, or purse, or its contents.
Webster's New World
The cost or estimated cost of living, operating, etc.
Webster's New World
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verb
To plan (expenditures or activities) according to a budget.
Webster's New World
To put on or in a budget; provide for in a budget.
Webster's New World
To make a budget.
Webster's New World
To plan in detail; schedule.
Budget your time.
Webster's New World
Budget means to make a schedule for using time or a plan for paying expenses.
An example of budget is someone going over all their past monthly expenses to make a plan for future monthly expenses.
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adjective
Of or relating to a budget.
Wiktionary
Appropriate for a restricted budget; inexpensive.
A budget car; budget meals.
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Other Word Forms of Budget

Noun

Singular:
budget
Plural:
budgets

Origin of Budget

  • Recorded since 1432 as Middle English bogett, bouget, bowgette (“leather pouch”), from Old French bougette, the diminutive of bouge (“leather bag, wallet”) (also the root of bulge), itself from Latin bulga (“leather bag, bellow”), of Gaulish origin (Celtic, compare Old Irish bolg (“bag”), Breton bolc’h (“flax pod”)), a common root with the Germanic family (compare Dutch balg (“child”)), from the Proto-Indo-European *bhelgh-.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English bouget wallet from Old French bougette diminutive of bouge leather bag from Latin bulga of Celtic origin bhelgh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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