from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An itemized summary of estimated or intended expenditures for a given period along with proposals for financing them: submitted the annual budget to Congress.
- n. A systematic plan for the expenditure of a usually fixed resource, such as money or time, during a given period: A new car will not be part of our budget this year.
- n. The total sum of money allocated for a particular purpose or period of time: a project with an annual budget of five million dollars.
- n. A stock or collection with definite limits: "his budget of general knowledge” ( William Hazlitt).
- n. Appalachian Mountains A wallet or small pouch.
- transitive v. To plan in advance the expenditure of: needed help budgeting our income; budgeted my time wisely.
- transitive v. To enter or account for in a budget: forgot to budget the car payments.
- intransitive v. To make or use a budget.
- adj. Of or relating to a budget: budget items approved by Congress.
- adj. Appropriate for a restricted budget; inexpensive: a budget car; budget meals.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A wallet, purse or bag.
- n. The amount of money or resources earmarked for a particular institution, activity or time-frame.
- n. An itemized summary of intended expenditure; usually coupled with expected revenue.
- adj. Of or relating to a budget.
- adj. Appropriate to a restricted budget.
- v. To construct or draw up a budget.
- v. To provide funds, allow for in a budget.
- v. To plan for the use of in a budget.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bag or sack with its contents; hence, a stock or store; an accumulation.
- n. The annual financial statement which the British chancellor of the exchequer makes in the House of Commons. It comprehends a general view of the finances of the country, with the proposed plan of taxation for the ensuing year. The term is sometimes applied to a similar statement in other countries.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small bag or sack; a pouch or portable depository for miscellaneous articles: now chiefly figurative: as, to open a budget of news.
- n. A stock or store; a collection: as, a budget of news.
- n. A pocket used by tilers to hold nails.
- n. In Great Britain, the annual financial statement which the chancellor of the exchequer makes in the House of Commons, sitting as a committee of ways and means.
- n. Hence Any similar official estimate and statement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them
- v. make a budget
- n. a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose
Middle English bouget, wallet, from Old French bougette, diminutive of bouge, leather bag, from Latin bulga, of Celtic origin; see bhelgh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Recorded since 1432 as Middle English bogett, bouget, bowgette ("leather pouch"), from Old French bougette, the diminutive of bouge ("leather bag, wallet") (also the root of bulge), itself from Latin bulga ("leather bag, bellow"), of Gaulish origin (Celtic, compare Old Irish bolg ("bag"), Breton bolc’h ("flax pod")), a common root with the Germanic family (compare Dutch balg ("child")), from the Proto-Indo-European *bhelgh-. (Wiktionary)