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buh jiht
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a plan for how a person or a group will receive and spend money during a certain period.
The school makes a new budget every year.
similar words:
plan, schedule, statement
definition 2: the amount of money that someone can spend during a certain time or for certain purposes.
Our food budget is usually higher during the winter months.
similar words:
allowance, capital, means, money, resources
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part of speech: verb
inflections: budgets, budgeting, budgeted
definition: to plan the use of something.
He budgets his time well.
similar words:
arrange, plan
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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.