budget

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budget

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
budget

Plural
budgets

  1. (countable) A budget is a limit to how much money can be spent on something.
    Our budget for a new car is $10,000.
  2. (countable) A budget is a plan for how money will be spent.
    The accountant made a new budget that showed us how much we would spend on materials.
    A family budget is a good idea to help you manage your finances.
  3. (countable) If you are on a budget, you are trying not to spend a lot of money.
  4. (usually before the noun) A budget item is something that can be bought cheaply.
  5. (usually before the noun) A budget item is one thing that you plan to spend money on.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
budget

Third-person singular
budgets

Past tense
budgeted

Past participle
budgeted

Present participle
budgeting

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you budget, you plan how money or time will be spent.
    It is important to budget your time on the test. Don't take too long on any one question.