verb (used with object), spent, spend·ing.
verb (used without object), spent, spend·ing.
Origin of spend
Synonyms for spend
Antonyms for spend
verb -spends, -spending or -spent
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.