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budget

[buhj-it] /ˈbʌdʒ ɪt/
noun
1.
an estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expense for a given period in the future.
2.
a plan of operations based on such an estimate.
3.
an itemized allotment of funds, time, etc., for a given period.
4.
the total sum of money set aside or needed for a purpose:
the construction budget.
5.
a limited stock or supply of something:
his budget of goodwill.
6.
Obsolete. a small bag; pouch.
adjective
7.
reasonably or cheaply priced:
budget dresses.
verb (used with object), budgeted, budgeting.
8.
to plan allotment of (funds, time, etc.).
9.
to deal with (specific funds) in a budget.
verb (used without object), budgeted, budgeting.
10.
to subsist on or live within a budget.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English bowgett < Middle French bougette (bouge bag (< Latin bulga; see bulge) + -ette -ette)
Related forms
budgetary
[buhj-i-ter-ee] /ˈbʌdʒ ɪˌtɛr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
budgeter, noun
nonbudgetary, adjective
prebudget, noun, adjective
prebudgetary, adjective
pro-budgeting, adjective
rebudget, verb (used with object), rebudgeted, rebudgeting.
unbudgeted, adjective
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Examples from the web for budget
  • There is financial mathematics to show how a real company operates or how your household budget should work.
  • Each event will vary in style and size according to the preference and budget of the publishers.
  • Travelers on a budget can still enjoy the Danish capital.
  • The federal budget has gone from surplus to deficit during the past decade.
  • My goal was to enjoy two days in Tokyo on a total budget of just $500.
  • The governor's budget plan follows a relatively good year for the universities, which received new state support in October.
  • The miniseries is slated for May 2001 with a potential budget of $50 million.
  • Keene's book offers tips on how to create a dream wedding on a tight budget.
  • It was just a little to pricey for my budget at the time.
  • Despite budget woes, the report shows many colleges are moving forward with plans for new technology in several areas.
British Dictionary definitions for budget

budget

/ˈbʌdʒɪt/
noun
1.
an itemized summary of expected income and expenditure of a country, company, etc, over a specified period, usually a financial year
2.
an estimate of income and a plan for domestic expenditure of an individual or a family, often over a short period, such as a month or a week
3.
a restriction on expenditure (esp in the phrase on a budget)
4.
(modifier) economical; inexpensive: budget meals for a family
5.
the total amount of money allocated for a specific purpose during a specified period
6.
(archaic) a stock, quantity, or supply
verb -gets, -geting, -geted
7.
(transitive) to enter or provide for in a budget
8.
to plan the expenditure of (money, time, etc)
9.
(intransitive) to make a budget
Derived Forms
budgetary, adjective
Word Origin
C15 (meaning: leather pouch, wallet): from Old French bougette, diminutive of bouge, from Latin bulga, of Gaulish origin; compare Old English bælg bag

Budget

/ˈbʌdʒɪt/
noun
1.
the Budget, an estimate of British government expenditures and revenues and the financial plans for the ensuing fiscal year presented annually to the House of Commons by the Chancellor of the Exchequer
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Word Origin and History for budget
n.

early 15c., "leather pouch," from Middle French bougette, diminutive of Old French bouge "leather bag, wallet, pouch," from Latin bulga "leather bag," of Gaulish origin (cf. Old Irish bolg "bag," Breton bolc'h "flax pod"), from PIE *bhelgh- (see belly (n.)). Modern financial meaning (1733) is from notion of treasury minister keeping his fiscal plans in a wallet. Another 18c. transferred sense was "bundle of news," hence the use of the word as the title of some newspapers.

v.

"to include in a (fiscal) budget," 1884, from budget (n.). Related: Budgeted; budgeting.

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Slang definitions & phrases for budget

budget

adjective

Low-quality or cheap: No thanks on the budget toilet paper


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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