Spend meaning

spĕnd
To use up or put out; expend.

Spent an hour exercising.

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To spend is to use all of a resource, to focus your energy on something or to give someone money.

An example of to spend is to run until you have no more energy.

An example of to spend is to use your time by reading.

An example of to spend is to give a retailer money to buy new clothes.

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To pay out (money).
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To wear out; exhaust.

The storm finally spent itself.

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To pass (time) in a specified manner or place.

Spent their vacation in Paris.

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To be exhausted or consumed.
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An amount of money spent on something.

Doubled the spend on computers.

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To pass (a period of time)

Spending hours together.

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(dated, intransitive) To have an orgasm; to ejaculate sexually.
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To pay out or expend money.
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The spending of money; expenditure.

The management of spend.

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To use up, exhaust, consume, or wear out.

His fury was spent.

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To pay out (money); disburse.
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To give or devote (time, labor, thought, or effort) to some enterprise or for some purpose.
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To waste; squander.
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To pay out or use up money, etc.
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To be or become consumed, wasted, etc.
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To pay out (money).

He spends far more on gambling than he does on living proper.

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To bestow; to employ; often with on or upon.
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(dated) To squander.

To spend an estate in gambling.

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To exhaust, to wear out.

The violence of the waves was spent.

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To consume, to use up (time).

My sister usually spends her free time in nightclubs.

We spent the winter in the south of France.

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(intransitive) To waste or wear away; to be consumed.

Energy spends in the using of it.

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To be diffused; to spread.
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(mining) To break ground; to continue working.
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Amount spent (during a period), expenditure.

I'm sorry, boss, but the advertising spend exceeded the budget again this month.

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(pluralized) Expenditures; money or pocket money.
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Origin of spend

  • Middle English spenden partly from Old English -spendan (from Latin expendēre to expend expend) and partly from Old French despendre to weigh out dispense
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English spenden, from Old English *spendan (attested in compounds āspendan (“to spend"), forspendan (“to use up, consume")), from Proto-Germanic *spendanÄ…, *spendōnÄ… (“to spend"), borrowed from Latin expendere (“to weigh out"). Cognate with Old High German spentōn (“to consume, use, spend") (whence German spenden (“to donate, provide")), Middle Dutch spenden (“to spend, dedicate"), Old Icelandic spenna (“to spend").
    From Wiktionary