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"budget" in British English

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budgetnoun

uk   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 ​financialyear. Libraries are ​finding it ​increasinglydifficult to ​remain within (​their) budget.B2 [C] the ​amount of ​money you have ​available to ​spend: an ​annual budget of £40 million

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budgetverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/
to ​plan how much ​money you will ​spend on something: An ​extra $20 million has been budgeted forschools this ​year.

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budgetary
adjective uk   /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪ.ter.i/  us   /-ter.i/
budgetary ​constraints

budgetadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/
B2 very ​cheap: a budget ​holiday/​hotel/​price
(Definition of budget from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"budget" in American English

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budgetnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbʌdʒ·ɪt/
  • budget noun [C] (FINANCIAL PLAN)

a ​financialplan that ​listsexpectedexpenses and ​income during a ​particularperiod: Congressvoted more ​funds for the ​defense budget. A ​balanced budget is a ​financialplan in which ​expenses are no ​greater than ​income.
budgetary
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈbʌdʒ·ɪˌter·i/
In this ​day and ​age of budgetary ​constraints who is going to ​pay for all of this?

budgetadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈbʌdʒ·ɪt/
low in ​price; ​cheap: Budget ​airlines have ​forcedmajorairlines to ​lower some of ​theirprices.

budgetverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈbʌdʒ·ɪt/
  • budget verb [I/T] (MAKE FINANCIAL PLAN)

to ​plan to ​spendmoney for a ​particularpurpose: [T] They budgeted $6000 for ​propertytaxes this ​year. To budget is also to ​plan how to use something of which you have a ​limitedsupply: [T] You will have to ​learn how to budget ​yourtime to get all ​yourwork done.
(Definition of budget from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"budget" in Business English

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budgetnoun

uk   us   /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 ​busydrawing up a budget for the next ​fiscalyear. Fourth ​quarterresults 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 ​officialstatement from the ​government which explains how much ​money it ​plans to ​collect in ​taxes and ​spend on ​publicservices 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 ​fixedrate so they know they can ​afford the ​repayments.

budgetverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈbʌdʒɪt/ FINANCE, ACCOUNTING
to ​calculate how much ​money you must ​earn or ​save during a particular ​period of ​time, and ​plan how you will ​spend it: With ​housingcostsrising, ​prospectivehomeowners will need to budget very carefully.be budgeted for sth Over $3 million has been budgeted for ​medicalresearch.be budgeted at sth The ​project, which is budgeted at $200,000, will be completed in eight months.

budgetadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈbʌdʒɪt/ COMMERCE
costing very little ​money: They ​offer everything from ​luxuryhotels to budget ​accommodation. budget ​travel/ ​flights
offering something for a very ​lowprice: a budget ​airline/​carrier
(Definition of budget from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “budget”
in Korean 예산…
in Arabic ميزانِيّة…
in Malaysian perbelanjaan…
in French budget…
in Russian бюджет…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預算, 預算費…
in Italian budget, bilancio preventivo…
in Turkish bütçe, bir şey için ayrılan para…
in Polish budżet…
in Spanish presupuesto…
in Vietnamese ngân sách…
in Portuguese orçamento…
in Thai งบประมาณ…
in German das Budget, der Etat…
in Catalan pressupost…
in Japanese 予算(案)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预算, 预算费…
in Indonesian anggaran…
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