spend Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "spend" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

spendverb

 us   /spend/ (past tense and past participle spent  /spent/ )

spend verb (MONEY)

[I/T] to give money as a payment for something: [T] We spent a lot of money on our vacation but we had a great time.

spend verb (TIME)

[T] to use time; to allow time to go past: It doesn’t look as if you spent very long on your homework. I’ve spent many years building up my collection. You can spend the night here if you like (= stay here for the night).

spend verb (FORCE)

[T] to use energy, effort, force, etc., until there is no more left: For the past month he’s been spending all his energy trying to find a job.
(Definition of spend from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of spend?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “spend” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
follow

If you follow a particular person on Twitter� (= a website where people can publish short remarks or pieces of information), you choose to see the messages that that person posts (= publishes) on the website.

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More