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Definition of Spend


  1. To weigh or lay out; to dispose of; to part with; as, to spend money for clothing.
  2. To bestow; to employ; -- often with on or upon.
  3. To consume; to waste; to squander; to exhaust; as, to spend an estate in gaming or other vices.
  4. To pass, as time; to suffer to pass away; as, to spend a day idly; to spend winter abroad.
  5. To exhaust of force or strength; to waste; to wear away; as, the violence of the waves was spent.
  6. To expend money or any other possession; to consume, use, waste, or part with, anything; as, he who gets easily spends freely.
  7. To waste or wear away; to be consumed; to lose force or strength; to vanish; as, energy spends in the using of it.
  8. To be diffused; to spread.
  9. To break ground; to continue working.

Spend Quotations

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
Lana Turner

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.
J. Michael Straczynski

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Denis Waitley

Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it. - Richard Whately
Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.
Richard Whately

Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
John Muir
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Spend Translations

spend in Afrikaans is oordra, deurbring, spandeer, aangee
spend in Danish is give ud
spend in Dutch is besteden, spenderen, spanderen
spend in German is verbringen, verbringen, aufwenden
spend in Italian is emettere, passare, largire
spend in Latin is obduco, prodigo
spend in Portuguese is gaste, gastar
spend in Spanish is expender, pasar
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