AskDefine | Define spend

Dictionary Definition



1 pass (time) in a specific way; "How are you spending your summer vacation?" [syn: pass]
2 pay out; "spend money" [syn: expend, drop]
3 spend completely; "I spend my pocket money in two days" [also: spent]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /spEnd/
  • /spεnd/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnd


  1. to consume, to use, to exhaust



  1. amount spent (during a period)
    I’m sorry boss, but the advertising spend exceeded the budget again this month.
  2. (in the plural) a childish term for money or pocket money
    Mam, can I have my spends early this week?
  3. Discharged semen.

Derived terms

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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