Spend

Definition of Spend

v. t.1.To weigh or lay out; to dispose of; to part with; as, to spend money for clothing.
[imp. & p. p. Spent ; p. pr. & vb. n. Spending.]
Spend thou that in the town.
- Shak.
Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread?
- Isa. lv. 2.
2.To bestow; to employ; - often with on or upon.
I . . . am never loath
To spend my judgment.
- Herbert.
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.
We spend our years as a tale that is told.
- Ps. xc. 9.
5.To exhaust of force or strength; to waste; to wear away; as, the violence of the waves was spent.
Their bodies spent with long labor and thirst.
- Knolles.
v. i.1.To expend money or any other possession; to consume, use, waste, or part with, anything; as, he who gets easily spends freely.
He spends as a person who knows that he must come to a reckoning.
- South.
2.To waste or wear away; to be consumed; to lose force or strength; to vanish; as, energy spends in the using of it.
The sound spendeth and is dissipated in the open air.
- Bacon.
3.To be diffused; to spread.
The vines that they use for wine are so often cut, that their sap spendeth into the grapes.
- Bacon.
4.(Mining) To break ground; to continue working.

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