verb (used with object), spent, spend·ing.
verb (used without object), spent, spend·ing.
Origin of spend
Synonyms for spend
Antonyms for spend
Related Words for spenduse, waste, consume, give, invest, contribute, expend, employ, settle, concentrate, allocate, drop, donate, devote, kill, go, blow, exhaust, confer, drain
Examples from the Web for spend
Contemporary Examples of spend
Speech, in this case, is our ability to spend money on a goofy entertainment.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead
January 8, 2015
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!
January 8, 2015
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
He is expected to spend the next few days closeted with lawyers and advisers at his home, Royal Lodge, in Windsor Great Park.From Playboy Prince to Dirty Old Man?
January 5, 2015
Instead, I spend much of my time criticizing my fellow atheists.The Case Against In-Your-Face Atheism
January 4, 2015
Historical Examples of spend
Men who take from the poor daily interest for a drachma, and spend it in debauchery.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
He ran over in his mind the friends with whom he could spend the time agreeably.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
They waste the time one should spend in making them come true.
And so to-night I am going to spend them, not prudently on bread, but prodigally on beer.
"To come home and read, or spend a social evening with a friend," George answered.Life in London
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.