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budget

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noun bud·get \ˈbə-jət\

Simple Definition of budget

  • : an amount of money available for spending that is based on a plan for how it will be spent

  • : a plan used to decide the amount of money that can be spent and how it will be spent

  • : an official statement from a government about how much it plans to spend during a particular period of time and how it will pay for the expenses

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of budget

  1. 1 chiefly dialect :  a usually leather pouch, wallet, or pack; also :  its contents

  2. 2 :  stock, supply

  3. 3 :  a quantity (as of energy or water) involved in, available for, or assignable to a particular situation; also :  an account of gains and losses of such a quantity <the global carbon budget>

  4. 4 a :  a statement of the financial position of an administration for a definite period of time based on estimates of expenditures during the period and proposals for financing them b :  a plan for the coordination of resources and expenditures c :  the amount of money that is available for, required for, or assigned to a particular purpose

budgetary

play \ˈbə-jə-ˌter-ē, -ˌte-rē\ adjective

Examples of budget in a sentence

  1. What's the average weekly budget for a family of five?

  2. The film has a million-dollar budget.

  3. He's been trying to live on a budget of less than $1,500 a month.

  4. We'll have to work out a budget so we can buy a new car.



Origin and Etymology of budget

Middle English bowgette, from Middle French bougette, diminutive of bouge leather bag, from Latin bulga, of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Irish bolg bag; akin to Old English belg bag — more at belly


First Known Use: 15th century


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budget

verb bud·get

Simple Definition of budget

  • : to plan to spend (an amount of money) for a particular purpose

  • : to make and follow a plan for spending your money

  • : to plan how to use (something, such as your time)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of budget

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to put or allow for in a budget b :  to require to adhere to a budget

  3. 2 a :  to allocate funds for in a budget <budget a new hospital> b :  to plan or provide for the use of in detail <budgeting manpower>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to put oneself on a budget <budgeting for a vacation>

Examples of budget in a sentence

  1. They budgeted millions of dollars to make the film.

  2. The project is budgeted at more than $100,000.

  3. He budgets $50 for entertainment each month.

  4. If we budget carefully, we will be able to go on the trip.

  5. I need to learn how to budget my time more wisely.



1618

First Known Use of budget

1618


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budget

adjective bud·get

Simple Definition of budget

  • : low in price : suitable for someone who is on a budget

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of budget

  1. :  suitable for one on a budget :  inexpensive

Examples of budget in a sentence

  1. <a budget phone plan for people on fixed incomes>



1941

First Known Use of budget

1941



BUDGET Defined for Kids

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budget

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noun bud·get \ˈbə-jət\

Definition of budget for Students

  1. 1 :  a statement of estimated income and expenses for a period of time

  2. 2 :  a plan for using money




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budget

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verb bud·get

Definition of budget for Students

budgeted

budgeting

  1. 1 :  to include in a plan for using money <It's important to budget money for food.>

  2. 2 :  to plan for efficient use <Budget your time wisely.>





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