• IPA: /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/

budget (plural budgets)

  1. The amount of money or resources earmarked for a particular institution, activity or time-frame.
    • 2008, David Mutimer, Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2002 (page 220)
      The latest Tory budget continued the trend begun in 2000 by making further small cuts in family income taxes.
  2. An itemized summary of intended expenditure; usually coupled with expected revenue.
  3. (obsolete) A wallet, purse or bag.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.x:
      With that out of his bouget forth he drew / Great store of treasure, therewith him to tempt [...].
  4. (obsolete) A compact collection of things.
  5. (obsolete, military) A socket in which the end of a cavalry carbine rests.
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budget (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to a budget.
  2. Appropriate to a restricted budget.
    We flew on a budget airline.
    • 1991, The YS Official Top 100 Part 3 (in Your Sinclair issue 72, December 1991)
      A classic budget game, there isn't really anything outstanding about Rescue at all.
  • (appropriate to a restricted budget) low-cost
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  • Portuguese: em conta
  • Russian: бюдже́тный

budget (budgets, present participle budgeting; past and past participle budgeted)

  1. (intransitive) To construct or draw up a budget.
    Budgeting is even harder in times of recession
  2. (transitive) To provide funds, allow for in a budget.
    The PM’s pet projects are budgeted rather generously
  3. (transitive) To plan for the use of in a budget.
    The prestigious building project is budgeted in great detail, from warf facilities to the protocollary opening.
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