Definitions for: Spend


[v] pay out; "spend money"
[v] spend completely; "I spend my pocket money in two days"
[v] pass in a specific way; as of time; "How are you spending your summer vacation?"



Webster (1913) Definition: Spend, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spent; p. pr. & vb. n.
Spending.] [AS. spendan (in comp.), fr. L. expendere or
dispendere to weigh out, to expend, dispense. See Pendant,
and cf. Dispend, Expend, Spence, Spencer.]
1. To weigh or lay out; to dispose of; to part with; as, to
spend money for clothing.

Spend thou that in the town. --Shak.

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not
bread? --Isa. lv. 2.



2. To bestow; to employ; -- often with on or upon.

I . . . am never loath To spend my judgment.
--Herbert.

3. To consume; to waste; to squander; to exhaust; as, to
spend an estate in gaming or other vices.

4. To pass, as time; to suffer to pass away; as, to spend a
day idly; to spend winter abroad.

We spend our years as a tale that is told. --Ps. xc.
9.

5. To exhaust of force or strength; to waste; to wear away;
as, the violence of the waves was spent.

Their bodies spent with long labor and thirst.
--Knolles.


Spend, v. i.
1. To expend money or any other possession; to consume, use,
waste, or part with, anything; as, he who gets easily
spends freely.

He spends as a person who knows that he must come to
a reckoning. --South.

2. To waste or wear away; to be consumed; to lose force or
strength; to vanish; as, energy spends in the using of it.

The sound spendeth and is dissipated in the open
air. --Bacon.

3. To be diffused; to spread.

The vines that they use for wine are so often cut,
that their sap spendeth into the grapes. --Bacon.

4. (Mining) To break ground; to continue working.

Synonyms: drop, expend, pass

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