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Budget appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Jackie will budget for the most expensive zoology equipment. (51 letters)
  • Fabled reader with jaded, roving eye seized by quickened impulse to expand budget. (68 letters)
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Usage statistics for the noun budget:

conversational speech6.64%task-oriented speech93.36%
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Definition of the noun budget

What does budget mean as a name of something?

Budget is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: budgets

  1. a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose
    • example: the laboratory runs on a budget of a million a year
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic terms: fund / monetary fund = a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
    • more specific terms:
      • Civil List = a sum of money voted by British Parliament each year for the expenses of the British royal family
      • operating budget = a budget for current expenses as distinct from financial transactions or permanent improvements
  2. a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them
    • example: the president submitted the annual budget to Congress
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic words: plan / program / programme = a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    • more specific term: balanced budget = a budget is balanced when current expenditures are equal to receipts

Definition of the adjective budget

What does budget mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more budget / budgeter |

  1. Of or relating to a budget.
  2. Appropriate to a restricted budget.

Definition of the verb budget

What does budget mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: budgeted | budgeting | budgets

  1. make a budget

Alternative definition of the verb budget


  1. [intransitive] To construct or draw up a budget.
  2. [transitive] To provide funds, allow for in a budget.
  3. [transitive] To plan for the use of in a budget.


  1. Budget: A budget is a quantitative expression of a plan for a defined period of time. It may include planned sales volumes and revenues, resource quantities, costs and expenses, assets, liabilities and cash flows. It expresses strategic plans of business units, organizations, activities or events in measurable terms.
    • also known as 財政預算案
  2. Budget is an accommodation price range.

Phrases with Budget

Phrases starting with the word Budget:

  1. budget cut
  2. budget for
  3. budget items
  4. budget deficit

Phrases ending with the word Budget:

  1. to budget
  2. low-budget
  3. fuss-budget
  4. balanced budget
  5. operating budget
  6. Zero-Based Budget
  7. office of management and budget
  8. Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Budget

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Google previewManagement Accounting: Principles & Practice, 3rd Edition

by M.A. Sahaf

A budget is a detailed schedule of the proposed combinations of the various factors of production which the management deems to be the most profitable for the ensuring period. • Budgetary control is a process of managing an organization in ...

Google previewOffice Management (2008)

by R S N Pillai

budget is an estimate of future needs arranged according to an orderly basis, covering some or all of the activities of an enterprise for definite period of time”. — George R. Terry. 2. “A budget is a comprehensive and co-ordinated plan, ...

Google previewEffective Financial Management in Public and Nonprofit Agencies, 4th Edition (2015)

by Jerome B. McKinney

The budget is the key policy document.

A budget is a statement of the allocation of scarce resources designed to realize the organization goals and objectives for a...

A budget is an economic, planning, political, legal, and social document.

Google previewTheory and Problems in Financial Management (1999)

by P. K. Jain

The cash budget is an important tool in planning cash management. Among cash management techniques, concentration banking and lock-box system are noteworthy. CASH BUDGET The cash budget is the most important tool in planning ...

Google previewCost Accounting Theory, Typical Problems with Full Solution

Therefore, budget is a plan for action in a numerical form for a given period of time. It is a plan for the...

Google previewAccounting and Finance for Managers (2006)

by Karunakar Patra

A budget is a plan which is quantified in monetary terms, for a period of time in future. It represents a v/ritten operational plan of the management for a definite period of time. The basic objective of every business is to maximise the profits.

Google previewWiley CPA Examination Review, Outlines and Study Guides (2011)

by Patrick R. Delaney, O. Ray Whittington

A master budget is a comprehensive expression of management's operating and financial plans for a future period that is...

Google previewPerformance Leadership: The Next Practices to Motivate Your People, Align Stakeholders, and Lead Your Industry (2008)

by Frank Buytendijk

A budget is a fixed performance contract, expressed in financial terms, against which future results can be...

Google previewGo, Girl, Go! (2011)

by Carol S. Hackett

A BUDGET is a plan to balance your income with your outgo/ or/ as the dictionary states, a budget is a plan to coordinate your resources with your expenditures. You fall into debt (owing money you do not have) when your expenditures (what ...

Google previewInvesting from Scratch (2007)

A Handbook for the Young Investor by James Lowell

A budget is a financial reality check—a check of your actual financial condition and your prognosis for future well-being. Your budgeting objective is to ensure that your expenses do not exceed your income, and to ensure that you save ...

Google previewEssentials Of Management (2006)

by Harold Koontz, Heinz Weihrich

A budget is a statement of expected results expressed in numerical terms. It may Ke called a "numberized" programme. In fact...

Google previewWiley CPA Examination Review 2007-2008, Outlines and Study Guides (2007)

by Ray Whittington, Patrick R. Delaney

A master budget is a comprehensive expression of management's operating and financial plans for a future period that is...

Google previewPublic Administration (2014)

Partnerships in Public Service, Fifth Edition by William C. Johnson

First, a budget is a portrait of the government's policies for the fiscal year and the resources it will devote to each one. Chapter 6 defined public policies as choices of actions intended to serve the public purposes. Policy statements link laws, ...

Google previewIFP/Los Angeles Independent Filmmaker's Manual (2004)

by Eden H. Wurmfeld, Nicole Shay LaLoggia

iMira Nair, director, Monsoon Wedding The Budget Is Malleable The budget is the best assessment of the costs involved in making a movie based on preliminary quotes. The budget is a blueprint. It is not set in stone. Most likely, the money ...

Google previewThe Presidential-Congressional Political Dictionary (2007)

by Jeffrey M. Elliot, Sheikh R. Ali

Presidential Leadership Budget Message United States government receipt and expenditure estimates for the next Fiscal year presented by the president to the Congress. The Budget Message is prepared by the Office of Management and ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

BUDGET: Document of the financial planning control cycle, using the cash conversion cycle for a healthcare organization. BUDGET NEUTRAL: For the Medicare program, adjustment of payment rates when policies change so that total ...

Google previewDictionary of International Investment and Finance Terms (2001)

by John Owen Edward Clark

capital budget 43 calls in arrears When a company issues shares under phased terms of payment, the difference that can arise between called-up capital and paid-up capital if shareholders do not pay instalments. call warrant A warrant that ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Professional Services Marketing (2009)

by Kenneth E. Clow, Robert E Stevens

The budget is often established by using historical percentages of various expenses as a percent of sales. Thus, once the total level of expected revenues is established, expense items can be budgeted as a percent of total sales. If zero- based ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1981)

Volume 32 - United Kingdom: National Film Archive to Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily

Conceivably, the entire library budget could be tried as a proxy variable. THE QUESTION OF SUBSTITUTABILITY Left unanswered ...

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Quotes about Budget

Just trying to get a film made which is always difficult no matter what kind of a budget you have. Not having a budget makes it even more difficult. Having nineteen days and no budget makes it extremely difficult. (Eriq La Salle)
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Scrabble value of B3U1D2G2E1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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