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 spends
But throughout it all, Ryan learns the true meaning of the holidays and spends it with family.
We see the effects of a state that spends more money per capita on prisons than it does on education.
The Economist has calculated that it spends $170 billion annually in the United States alone.
They feed the mind, to be sure, but also help him get through the interminable hours he spends on planes.
The Queen is still in Scotland, where she spends her summer holiday.Queen Tells Scots To 'Think Very Carefully' About Independence Vote|Tom Sykes|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To that end he spends a large part of his time in scheming how to get rid of all the other tints.This Giddy Globe|Oliver Herford
Do you think I'm going off and hide in a hole, while she spends his money and plays the princess up and down the Avenue?Sylvia's Marriage|Upton Sinclair
He, therefore, who spends longer time on his way to death does not proceed at a more leisurely pace, but goes over more ground.The City of God, Volume I|Aurelius Augustine
It spends its winter in the southern states and southward, returning north in March and April.Bird Houses Boys Can Build|Albert F. Siepert
Have you ever noticed how much time she spends in getting a book into what to her is the exact class and place?
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.