from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An itemized summary of estimated or intended expenditures for a given period along with proposals for financing them.
  • noun A systematic plan for the expenditure of a usually fixed resource, such as money or time, during a given period.
  • noun The total sum of money allocated for a particular purpose or period of time.
  • noun A stock or collection with definite limits.
  • noun Appalachian Mountains A wallet or small pouch.
  • intransitive verb To plan in advance the expenditure of.
  • intransitive verb To enter or account for in a budget.
  • intransitive verb To make or use a budget.
  • adjective Of or relating to a budget.
  • adjective Appropriate for a restricted budget; inexpensive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small bag or sack; a pouch or portable depository for miscellaneous articles: now chiefly figurative: as, to open a budget of news.
  • noun A stock or store; a collection: as, a budget of news.
  • noun A pocket used by tilers to hold nails.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Hence Any similar official estimate and statement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A bag or sack with its contents; hence, a stock or store; an accumulation.
  • noun 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.
  • noun to lay before a legislative body the financial estimates and plans of the executive government.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A wallet, purse or bag.
  • noun The amount of money or resources earmarked for a particular institution, activity or time-frame.
  • noun An itemized summary of intended expenditure; usually coupled with expected revenue.
  • adjective Of or relating to a budget.
  • adjective Appropriate to a restricted budget.
  • verb intransitive To construct or draw up a budget.
  • verb transitive To provide funds, allow for in a budget.
  • verb transitive To plan for the use of in a budget.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them
  • verb make a budget
  • noun a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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-.


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