Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “budget”

See all translations

budget

noun
 
 
/ˈbʌdʒɪt/
[C] FINANCE, ACCOUNTING a plan that shows how much money an organization expects to earn and spend during a particular period of time, and how it will spend its money: work on/draw up/establish a budget Corporate planners are busy drawing up a budget for the next fiscal year. Fourth quarter results will be factored into the budget. a project/departmental/corporate budget an annual/monthly/quarterly budget
[C or U] FINANCE, ACCOUNTING the amount of money you are allowed to spend for a particular purpose: a budget of $4 million/€1000/£100, etc. She was given a budget of $5,000 a month to raise the four children.cut/reduce/increase/raise a budget Local agencies were forced to cut their budgets by 50%. over/under/on/within budget The project came in $5,000 over budget. their research/marketing budget
( also UK Budget) GOVERNMENT, FINANCE, ECONOMICS an official statement from the government which explains how much money it plans to collect in taxes and spend on public services during the next year: The Chancellor will be announcing the Budget next week. state/federal/city/national budget
on a (tight/limited) budget FINANCE, ACCOUNTING not having much money: Mortgage advisers urge anyone on a tight budget to choose a fixed rate so they know they can afford the repayments.
→  See also austerity budget , balanced budget , capital budget , cash budget , sales budget , unbalanced budget , variable budget
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…
(Definition of budget noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of budget?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “budget” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

advent calendar

a decorative piece of card, often hung on the wall, that has a small opening with a door for each of the days of the month before Christmas. Children open one of these doors each day, finding a picture under it.

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

tweleb noun

December 22, 2014
informal a Twitter celebrity; (more specifically, someone who has more than 1,000 followers on Twitter) There were a few old and a few new faces, including a tweleb or two. Expect to see and hear more from these cool kids.

Read More