[ buhj-it ]
/ ˈbʌdʒ ɪt /
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.
verb (used with object), budg·et·ed, budg·et·ing.
to plan allotment of (funds, time, etc.).
to deal with (specific funds) in a budget.
verb (used without object), budg·et·ed, budg·et·ing.
to subsist on or live within a budget.
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Origin of budget
OTHER WORDS FROM budget
budg·et·ar·y [buhj-i-ter-ee] /ˈbʌdʒ ɪˌtɛr i/, adjectivebudg·et·er, nounnon·budg·et·ar·y, adjectivepre·budg·et, noun, adjective
pre·budg·et·ar·y, adjectivepro-budg·et·ing, adjectivere·budg·et, verb (used with object), re·budg·et·ed, re·budg·et·ing.un·budg·et·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-budgetary (1 of 2)
/ (ˈbʌdʒɪt) /
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
verb -gets, -geting or -geted
(tr) to enter or provide for in a budget
to plan the expenditure of (money, time, etc)
(intr) to make a budget
Derived forms of budgetbudgetary, adjective
Word Origin for budget
C15 (meaning: leather pouch, wallet): from Old French bougette, diminutive of bouge, from Latin bulga, of Gaulish origin; compare Old English bælg bag
British Dictionary definitions for non-budgetary (2 of 2)
/ (ˈbʌdʒɪt) /
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
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