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.
1. Exhausted; worn out; having lost energy or motive force.
Now thou seest me
Spent, overpowered, despairing of success. --Addison.
Heaps of spent arrows fall and strew the ground. --Dryden.
2. Zool. Exhausted of spawn or sperm; -- said especially of fishes.
Spent ball, a ball shot from a firearm, which reaches an object without having sufficient force to penetrate it.
adj 1: drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired;
completely exhausted; "the day's shopping left her
exhausted"; "he went to bed dog-tired"; "was fagged
and sweaty"; "the trembling of his played out limbs";
"felt completely washed-out"; "only worn-out horses
and cattle"; "you look worn out" [syn: exhausted, dog-tired,
fagged, fatigued, played out, washed-out, worn-out(a),
2: having all been spent; "the money is all gone" [syn: gone,
v 1: pass (time) in a specific way; "How are you spending your
summer vacation?" [syn: pass]
2: pay out; "spend money" [syn: expend, drop]
3: spend completely; "I spend my pocket money in two days"