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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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British Dictionary definitions for budgeters

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 budgeters
budget
early 15c., "leather pouch," from M.Fr. bougette, dim. of O.Fr. bouge "leather bag, wallet, pouch," from L. bulga "leather bag," of Gaulish origin (cf. O.Ir. bolg "bag," Bret. bolc'h "flax pod"), from PIE *bhelgh- (see belly). Modern financial meaning (1733) is from notion of treasury minister keeping his fiscal plans in a wallet. The verb in this sense is from 1884. Another 18c. transferred sense was to "a bundle of news," hence the use of the word as the title of some newspapers.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for budgeters

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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