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budget

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noun bud·get \ˈbə-jət\

Definition of budget

  1. 1 chiefly dialectal :  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 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. 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 themb :  a plan for the coordination of resources and expenditures develop a budget for her companyc :  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.

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


First Known Use: 15th century


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budget

verb bud·get

Definition of budget

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  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 projectb :  to require to adhere to a budget Budget yourself wisely.

  3. 2a :  to allocate funds for in a budget budget a new hospitalb :  to plan or provide for the use of in detail budgeting manpower Budget your time wisely.

  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.

Origin and Etymology of budget

see 1budget


First Known Use: 1618


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budget

adjective bud·get

Definition of budget

  1. :  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

see 1budget


First Known Use: 1941



BUDGET Defined for English Language Learners

budget

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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

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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

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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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