Definition for SPEND

SPEND, v.i.

  1. To make expense; to make disposition of money. He spends like a prudent man.
  2. To be lost or wasted; to vanish; to be dissipated. The sound spendeth and is dissipated in the open air. – Bacon.
  3. To prove in the use. Butter spent as if it came from the richer soil. – Temple.
  4. To be consumed. Candles spend fast in a current of air. Our provisions spend rapidly.
  5. To be employed to any use. The vines they use for wine are so often cut, that their sap spendeth into the grapes. [Unusual.] – Bacon.

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