from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Spender, Sir Stephen Harold 1909-1995. British writer whose poetry reflects personal emotional responses to social and political injustices. His works include the collection The Still Center (1939) and Generous Days (1971).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who spends; esp., one who spends lavishly; a prodigal; a spendthrift.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which spends or wastes; used absolutely, a spendthrift.
- n. In leaching, the pit in which the bark is leached.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who spends money prodigally
- n. someone who spends money to purchase goods or services
- n. English poet and critic (1909-1995)
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What he saw in Spender was an open-faced, vulnerable, rather captivating readiness to take chances.
(Ten years later Geoffrey Grigson was dryly to say, in reviewing Spender's book The Destructive Element, "Stephen Spender is the Rupert Brooke of the Depression.")
Orwell's friend Stephen Spender is described as "very unreliable" and "easily influenced".
So over the long term Spender had had a part in launching Horizon, which for all Cyril Connolly's idiosyncrasies was indispensable to keeping alive a literary pulse in England during the war.
along with Spender, the man who is known as Spender because he lost his original name in a poker match!
"Spender" is more accurate than "spreader" because when the government takes money to give to others, less than 50% of the money actually makes it to those others.
I am an Emotional Spender, meaning I am more likely to spend if I am happy or sad.
Mr. Taylor, who was leading Morrison's push into the convenience store segment, will join Marks & Spender on May 3 as director of Simply Food, franchise and hospitality, succeeding Neil Hyslop , who is moving to a newly created role as director of space planning and development.
Wednesday's ad, titled "Big Spender," was created by a group called Virginia Common Sense PAC, an offshoot of the Republican Governors Association.
Kevin Maher choreographs a medley to "Big Spender" from Sweet Charity and "Money Money" from Cabaret.