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budget

  

      n  
1    an itemized summary of expected income and expenditure of a country, company, etc., over a specified period, usually a financial year  
2    an estimate of income and a plan for domestic expenditure of an individual or a family, often over a short period, such as a month or a week  
3    a restriction on expenditure (esp. in the phrase on a budget)  
4    modifier   economical; inexpensive  
budget meals for a family     
5    the total amount of money allocated for a specific purpose during a specified period  
6    Archaic   a stock, quantity, or supply  
      vb   , -gets, -geting, -geted  
7    tr   to enter or provide for in a budget  
8    to plan the expenditure of (money, time, etc.)  
9    intr   to make a budget  
     (C15 (meaning: leather pouch, wallet): from Old French bougette, diminutive of bouge, from Latin bulga, of Gaulish origin; compare Old English bælg bag)  
  budgetary      adj  


Budget  
      n   the. an estimate of British government expenditures and revenues and the financial plans for the ensuing fiscal year presented annually to the House of Commons by the Chancellor of the Exchequer  
budget account  
      n  
1    an account with a department store, etc., enabling a customer to make monthly payments to cover his past and future purchases  
2    a bank account for paying household bills, being credited with regular or equal monthly payments from the customer's current account  
budget deficit  
      n   the amount by which government expenditure exceeds income from taxation, customs duties, etc., in any one fiscal year  
budget for  
      vb   tr, prep   to allocate, save, or set aside money for (a particular purpose, period, etc.)  
we need to budget for a fuel increase this winter     
operating budget  
      n     (Accounting)   a forecast of the sales revenue, production costs, overheads, cash flow, etc., of an organization, used to monitor its trading activities, usually for one year  
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