Squan·der, v. i.
1. To spend lavishly; to be wasteful.
They often squandered, but they never gave. --Savage.
2. To wander at random; to scatter. [R.]
The wise man's folly is anatomized
Even by squandering glances of the fool. --Shak.
Squan·der, n. The act of squandering; waste.
Squan·der v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squandered p. pr. & vb. n. Squandering.]
1. To scatter; to disperse. [Obs.]
Our squandered troops he rallies. --Dryden.
2. To spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to dissipate; as, to squander an estate.
The crime of squandering health is equal to the folly. --Rambler.
Syn: -- To spend; expend; waste; scatter; dissipate.
v 1: spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance
on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the
opportunity to get and advanced degree" [syn: waste, blow]
2: spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not" [syn: consume,