spending

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

Hyponyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From spend +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

spending

  1. present participle of spend