verb (used with object), spent, spend·ing.
verb (used without object), spent, spend·ing.
- spencer gulf,
- spencer, herbert,
- spending money,
Origin of spend
Examples from the Web for spend
Speech, in this case, is our ability to spend money on a goofy entertainment.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Earlier this week, Huckabee ended his Fox News talk show so he could spend time mulling another bid for the Republican nomination.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Prosecutors wanted him to spend at least 10 years behind bars.Abramoff’s Advice for Virginia’s New Jailhouse Guv|Tim Mak, Jackie Kucinich|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He is expected to spend the next few days closeted with lawyers and advisers at his home, Royal Lodge, in Windsor Great Park.
Instead, I spend much of my time criticizing my fellow atheists.
A diligent immigration commission with an appropriation to spend has little time to listen to Joseph.They Who Knock at Our Gates|Mary Antin
Now, I defy the most able Englishman to go to Switzerland and either to gain that income, or to spend it there.The Old Showmen and the Old London Fairs|Thomas Frost
I think she must spend her life on the landing, listening for arrivals and departures.'Phantom Fortune, A Novel|M. E. Braddon
Exclusive of postage and pleasures, this is all one is called upon to spend in Florence.Pencillings by the Way|N. Parker Willis
I am glad you have come; I began to think I should have to spend the evening by myself, as Hinchley is busy with his uncle.Sybil Chase|Ann S. Stephens
verb spends, spending or spent
Word Origin for spend
"to pay out or away" (money or wealth), Old English -spendan (in forspendan "use up"), from Latin expendere "to weigh out money, pay down" (see expend). A general Germanic borrowing (cf. Old High German spendon, German and Middle Dutch spenden, Old Norse spenna). In reference to labor, thoughts, time, etc., attested from c.1300.
see pocket (spending) money.