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budget

noun [C]  /ˈbʌdʒ·ɪt/ us  

budget noun [C] (FINANCIAL PLAN)

a financial plan that lists expected expenses and income during a particular period: Congress voted more funds for the defense budget. A balanced budget is a financial plan in which expenses are no greater than income.
budgetary
adjective [not gradable]  /ˈbʌdʒ·ɪˌter·i/ us  
In this day and age of budgetary constraints who is going to pay for all of this?

budget

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈbʌdʒ·ɪt/ us  

budget adjective [not gradable] (CHEAP)

low in price; cheap: Budget airlines have forced major airlines to lower some of their prices.

budget

verb [I/T]  /ˈbʌdʒ·ɪt/ us  

budget verb [I/T] (MAKE FINANCIAL PLAN)

to plan to spend money for a particular purpose: [T] They budgeted $6000 for property taxes this year. To budget is also to plan how to use something of which you have a limited supply: [T] You will have to learn how to budget your time to get all your work done.
Translations of “budget”
in Korean 예산…
in Arabic ميزانِيّة…
in French budget…
in Turkish bütçe, bir şey için ayrılan para…
in Italian budget, bilancio preventivo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預算, 預算費…
in Russian бюджет…
in Polish budżet…
in Spanish presupuesto…
in Portuguese orçamento…
in German das Budget, der Etat…
in Catalan pressupost…
in Japanese 予算(案)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预算, 预算费…
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