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 spending
At the same time, campaigns are spending less while the special-interest groups are spending more.
I was thinking about retiring from modeling, but spending that time with them rekindled that bug.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His claim that taxpayers are spending millions of dollars for each detainee rates True.
Similar language has been included in spending bills since 1987.
It did not particularly appeal to Havel, who was spending the week at Hrádeček.
"I fear that the spending of thousands can do no good," said Mr. Low.Phineas Redux|Anthony Trollope
There are some pleasant things about this way of spending a lifetime, but there are no easy ones.
Spending money on a farm is like other forms of vice,—hated, then tolerated, then embraced.The Fat of the Land|John Williams Streeter
Spending there a couple of days, they left; six men on the last day having gone up the bay in a canoe without finding its head.Original Narratives of Early American History|Vaca and Others
He's taken to drink, and is spending in wickedness the money his father left him.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home|Bayard Taylor
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.