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budget

budg·et

budget

 
 
pronunciation:
buh jiht
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a list of anticipated expenses and income for a certain period.
The government is still preparing its annual budget.The school district makes a new budget every year.
similar words:
plan, schedule, statement
definition 2: the amount of money available or designated for a certain period or purpose.
It's not always possible to stay within the budget that you set for yourself.The military is seeking increases in its budget.
similar words:
allotment, allowance, appropriation, assets, capital, funding, funds, means, money, quota, ration, resources
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: budgeted, budgeting, budgets
definition: to plan the use or spending of.
He budgets his time effectively, so it's rare that he is behind schedule.
synonyms:
ration
similar words:
allocate, apportion, arrange, plan, schedule
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derivations: budgetary (adj.), budgeter (n.), budgeting (n.)
Word History
Budget comes from bougette, an early French word for a small bag or wallet.