verb (used with object), spent, spend·ing.
verb (used without object), spent, spend·ing.
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
British Dictionary definitions for spend
verb spends, spending or spent
Word Origin for spend
Word Origin and History 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.
Idioms and Phrases with spend
see pocket (spending) money.