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Meaning of EXPEND

Pronunciation:  ik'spend

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions."
  2. [v]  pay out; "spend money"

EXPEND is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: drop, spend, use
 See Also: abuse, afford, blow, blow, commit, consume, consume, deplete, deplete, eat, eat, eat up, eat up, economise, economize, exhaust, exhaust, invest, misspend, misuse, occupy, pay, penny-pinch, pervert, place, put, run through, run through, save, spare, squander, squander, take, trifle away, underspend, use up, use up, wanton, wanton away, ware, waste, waste, wipe out, wipe out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ex*pend"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expended}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Expending}.] [L. expendere, expensum, to weigh out, pay
    out, lay out, lay out; ex out + pendere to weigh. See
    {Poise}, and cf. {Spend}.]
    To lay out, apply, or employ in any way; to consume by use;
    to use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations;
    to spend; as, they expend money for food or in charity; to
    expend time labor, and thought; to expend hay in feeding
    cattle, oil in a lamp, water in mechanical operations.
          If my death might make this island happy . . . I would
          expend it with all willingness.          --Shak.
  2. \Ex*pend"\, v. i.
    1. To be laid out, used, or consumed.
    2. To pay out or disburse money.
             They go elsewhere to enjoy and to expend. --Macaulay
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