Spend v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spent p. pr. & vb. n. Spending.]
1. To weigh or lay out; to dispose of; to part with; as, to spend money for clothing.
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.
Spend·ing, n. The act of expending; expenditure.
Spending money, money set apart for extra (not necessary) personal expenses; pocket money. [Colloq.]
n : the act of spending or disbursing money [syn: disbursement,