- an estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expense for a given period in the future.
- a plan of operations based on such an estimate.
- an itemized allotment of funds, time, etc., for a given period.
- the total sum of money set aside or needed for a purpose: the construction budget.
- a limited stock or supply of something: his budget of goodwill.
- Obsolete. a small bag; pouch.
- reasonably or cheaply priced: budget dresses.
- to plan allotment of (funds, time, etc.).
- to deal with (specific funds) in a budget.
- to subsist on or live within a budget.
Origin of budget
Examples from the Web for budgeted
“Heaven Is For Real,” based on the Todd Burpo bestseller, was budgeted at $12 million and took in $91 million.Bible Flicks Move Beyond the B-List
August 3, 2014
Agree on a tight monthly budget for eating out and put the budgeted amount of cash in an envelope.An Economist's Guide to Dieting and Burning Calories
Richard B. McKenzie
December 31, 2011
And the amount of money is staggering: one three-month period was budgeted at $294 million.Iraq Audit Warns of 'Bottomless Pit'
October 24, 2011
Pawlenty has budgeted $1.75 million for the straw poll, according to a Republican consultant familiar with the Pawlenty campaign.Pawlenty’s Huge Iowa Gamble
June 29, 2011
The Chancellor of the Exchequer had budgeted for five hundred millions, and was very proud.The Pretty Lady
Arnold E. Bennett
That is why 1971 Federal spending for local law enforcement will double that budgeted for 1970.
Assam has budgeted for a deficit of 14½ lakhs after the imposition of additional taxation.Freedom Through Disobedience
C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
- an itemized summary of expected income and expenditure of a country, company, etc, over a specified period, usually a financial year
- an estimate of income and a plan for domestic expenditure of an individual or a family, often over a short period, such as a month or a week
- a restriction on expenditure (esp in the phrase on a budget)
- (modifier) economical; inexpensivebudget meals for a family
- the total amount of money allocated for a specific purpose during a specified period
- archaic a stock, quantity, or supply
- (tr) to enter or provide for in a budget
- to plan the expenditure of (money, time, etc)
- (intr) to make a budget
- the Budget an estimate of British government expenditures and revenues and the financial plans for the ensuing fiscal year presented annually to the House of Commons by the Chancellor of the Exchequer
Word Origin and History for budgeted
early 15c., "leather pouch," from Middle French bougette, diminutive of Old French bouge "leather bag, wallet, pouch," from Latin bulga "leather bag," of Gaulish origin (cf. Old Irish bolg "bag," Breton bolc'h "flax pod"), from PIE *bhelgh- (see belly (n.)). Modern financial meaning (1733) is from notion of treasury minister keeping his fiscal plans in a wallet. Another 18c. transferred sense was "bundle of news," hence the use of the word as the title of some newspapers.
"to include in a (fiscal) budget," 1884, from budget (n.). Related: Budgeted; budgeting.