from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To spend wastefully or extravagantly; dissipate. See Synonyms at waste.
- transitive v. To fail to take advantage of; lose a chance for: squandered an opportunity to go to college.
- transitive v. Obsolete To scatter.
- n. Extravagant expenditure; prodigality.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To waste, lavish, splurge
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To scatter; to disperse.
- transitive v. To spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to dissipate.
- intransitive v. To spend lavishly; to be wasteful.
- intransitive v. To wander at random; to scatter.
- n. The act of squandering; waste.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To scatter; disperse.
- To spend lavishly, profusely, or prodigally; dissipate; use without economy or judgment; lavish: as, to squander one's money or an estate.
- To disperse; wander aimlessly; go at random.
- To waste one's substance; go to wasteful expense; spend recklessly.
- n. The act of squandering.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. spend thoughtlessly; throw away
- v. spend extravagantly
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)