WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
budg•et /ˈbʌdʒɪt/USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Businessan estimate of expected income and expenses:drew up a budget and asked everyone to stick to it.
  2. Businessa list showing item by item how funds will be or have been used, etc., for a given period:showed him our budget of expenses.
  3. Businessa sum of money set aside for a particular purpose:The school construction budget won't be enough.

adj. [before a noun]
  • reasonably or cheaply priced:budget seats.

  • v. 
  • Businessto plan or deal with an amount of (funds, time, etc.): [+ object]We budgeted our time carefully.[+ for + object]We couldn't budget for every emergency.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    budget /ˈbʌdʒɪt/ n
    1. an itemized summary of expected income and expenditure of a country, company, etc, over a specified period, usually a financial year
    2. (modifier) economical; inexpensive: budget meals for a family
    3. the total amount of money allocated for a specific purpose during a specified period
    vb ( -gets, -geting, -geted)
    1. (transitive) to enter or provide for in a budget
    2. to plan the expenditure of (money, time, etc)
    3. (intransitive) to make a budget
    Etymology: 15th Century (meaning: leather pouch, wallet): from Old French bougette, diminutive of bouge, from Latin bulga, of Gaulish origin; compare Old English bælg bag

    ˈbudgetary adj

    Budget /ˈbʌdʒɪt/ n
    1. the Budgetan 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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