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budget

noun bud·get \ ˈbə-jət \

Definition of budget

1 chiefly dialectal :a usually leather pouch, wallet, or pack; also :its contents
3 :a quantity (as of energy or water) involved in, available for, or assignable to a particular situation
  • the A-bomb … yields its budget of energy … in a fraction of a second
  • Scientific American Reader
; also :an account of gains and losses of such a quantity
  • the global carbon budget
4 finance
a :a statement of the financial position of an administration (as of a nation) 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
  • develop a budget for her company
c :the amount of money that is available for, required for, or assigned to a particular purpose
  • a weekly budget for a family of five
  • a budget of less than $3000

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.

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Origin and Etymology of budget

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


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budget

verb

Definition of budget

transitive verb
1 a :to put or allow for in a statement or plan coordinating resources and expenditures :to put or allow for in a budget
  • budgeted $200 a month to pay back student loans
  • funds budgeted by the administration for the project
b :to require to adhere to a budget
  • Budget yourself wisely.
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
  • Budget your time wisely.
intransitive verb
: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.

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budget

adjective

Definition of budget

:suitable for someone whose is following a plan for coordinating resources and expenditures :suitable for one on a budget (see 1budget) :inexpensive

Examples of budget in a Sentence

  1. a budget phone plan for people on fixed incomes

Origin and Etymology of budget



BUDGET Defined for English Language Learners

budget

noun

Definition of budget for English Language Learners

  • : 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


budget

verb

Definition of budget for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


budget

adjective

Definition of budget for English Language Learners

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


BUDGET Defined for Kids

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budget

noun bud·get \ ˈbə-jət \

Definition of budget for Students

1 :a statement of estimated income and expenses for a period of time
2 :a plan for using money

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budget

verb

Definition of budget for Students

budgeted; budgeting
1 :to include in a plan for using money
  • It's important to budget money for food.
2 :to plan for efficient use
  • Budget your time wisely.


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