Translation of "budget" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/ us /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/

B2 [ C or U ] a plan to show how much money a person or organization will earn and how much they will need or be able to spend

The firm has drawn up a budget for the coming financial year. 公司草拟了下一财政年度的预算方案。
Libraries are finding it increasingly difficult to remain within (their) budget. 图书馆感到想把支出维持在预算之内越来越难。

B2 [ C ] the amount of money you have available to spend

an annual budget of £40 million 每年4000万英镑的预算

More examples

  • The school budget is going to be cut again this year.
  • The project went over budget because of a miscalculation at the planning stage.
  • She managed to complete her last film well within budget.
  • I propose that we wait until the budget has been announced before committing ourselves to any expenditure.
  • People on limited budgets should avoid travelling during the holiday season if they can.

budgetverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/ us /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/

to plan how much money you will spend on something

An extra $20 million has been budgeted for schools this year. 今年学校预算增加了2000万英镑。

More examples

  • They simply said that they had not budgeted for pay increases this year.
  • More people are using home computers to help them plan and budget efficiently.
  • The financial director says he's budgeting for a full computer upgrade in the New Year.
  • Make sure you've budgeted carefully and know that you can actually afford the expense.
  • This price rise means that the bill is going to be much higher than we have budgeted for.

budgetadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/ us /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/

B2 very cheap

a budget holiday/hotel/price 廉价旅行度假/廉价宾馆/低廉的价格

the Budgetnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/ us /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/

in the UK, the official statement that the government makes about how much it will collect in taxes and spend on public services in the future


(Translation of “budget” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)