- 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 budgetary
The answers include poor planning, budgetary procedures that defied economic logic, and at least one bone-headed accounting error.America’s 60 Year-Old Nuclear Bomber Might Finally Get a New Engine
October 27, 2014
A builder by profession, he quickly became something of a Forrest Gump of budgetary doom.Powerbroker Richard Ravitch Thinks New York Might Be Doomed
April 26, 2014
The report on the budgetary impact can be seen here, and the report on the broader impact can be seen here.CBO’s Case for Immigration: $197 Billion Cut in U.S. Deficit
June 19, 2013
This used to be home to the Princess of Wales regiment though most of the soldiers moved out along ago due to budgetary cutbacks.Welcome to Woolwich, Where English Terrorists Say Sorry While They Murder
May 23, 2013
But after two years of budgetary gridlock in Washington, people are sick of hearing about it.Sequester Story Crashes After Congress Ends Airport Furloughs
April 30, 2013
How to make sure that the expenditures match and do not exceed the budgetary items.After the Rain
Budgetary investment funds are being increasingly concentrated on projects in the fields of services and raw materials production.Area Handbook for Bulgaria
Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Information on budgetary practices is not available, and statistics relating to the budget are incomplete.Area Handbook for Albania
Eugene K. Keefe
The budgetary position of Italy is perhaps a little superior to that of France.
But if this is the budgetary position of France and Italy, that of the rest of belligerent Europe is yet more desperate.
- 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 budgetary
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.