- spenser, edmund,
- spenserian sonnet,
- spenserian stanza,
- spent gnat,
- spenta amesha,
- spenta mainyu,
verb (used with object), spent, spend·ing.
verb (used without object), spent, spend·ing.
Origin of spend
Examples from the Web for spent
Thus, more time is spent organization and obtaining ones free of failings.
So when my wife and I moved to Laurel Canyon I spent my first year working night and day on the show.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I spent time yesterday listening to the music you made, and looking at the art you created.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That was amazing because I spent so much time in a different kind of studio for once!Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once transferred to Karaj Prison, he spent an additional 15 days in solitary confinement.A Daughter’s Plea: Free My Father from Prison in Iran|Mitra Pourshajari, Movements.Org, Advancing Human Rights|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes sums of money were left to be spent on providing bread for those who were unable to work.Cheshire|Charles E. Kelsey
He remembered how homesick he had been the first summer he had spent in Oxford, and how he had longed to go back.The Youth of Parnassus and Other Stories|Logan Pearsall Smith
Though he had nobody to save for, he laid up at least as much as he spent.Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Over the little, spent congregation hung a glorious atmosphere of detachment.Fanny Herself|Edna Ferber
The night is spent in eating, drinking, smoking, singing and dancing.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)|Sir James George Frazer
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.