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budget

budg·et

budget

 
pronunciation:
buh jiht
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Word History
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a plan for how much money will be spent and earned during a certain period.
The school makes a new budget every year.
similar words:
plan, schedule, statement
definition 2: the amount of money free to be spent for a certain period or purpose.
We need to increase our food budget during the winter months.
similar words:
allowance, assets, capital, funding, funds, money, quota, ration, resources
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: budgeted, budgeting, budgets
definition: to plan the use or spending of.
He budgets his time well during the week so that he is able to play soccer on the weekends.
synonyms:
ration
similar words:
arrange, plan, schedule
derivations: budgetary (adj.), budgeter (n.), budgeting (n.)
Word History
Budget comes from bougette, an early French word for a small bag or wallet.