spending

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɛndɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: spend‧ing

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English spendyng, spendynge, from Old English spendung (spending), equivalent to spend +‎ -ing. Cognate with German Spendung (contribution, donation).

NounEdit

spending (countable and uncountable, plural spendings)

  1. (uncountable) gerund of spend, expenditure.
  2. An amount that has been, or is planned to be spent.
    excessive spendings

HyponymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From spend +‎ -ing.

VerbEdit

spending

  1. present participle of spend