Definitions of spending

n the act of spending or disbursing money

disbursal, disbursement, outlay
expending, expenditure
the act of spending money for goods or services
compensatory spending, deficit spending, pump priming
spending money raised by borrowing; used by governments to stimulate their economy
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defrayal, defrayment, payment
the act of paying money

n money paid out; an amount spent

expenditure, outgo, outlay
the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
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the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer
transfer payment
a public expenditure (as for unemployment compensation or veteran's benefits) that is not for goods and services
disbursal, disbursement, expense
amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
capital expenditure
the cost of long-term improvements
a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
ransom, ransom money
money demanded for the return of a captured person
cost overrun
excess of cost over budget
cost of living
average cost of basic necessities of life (as food and shelter and clothing)
borrowing cost
the cost of borrowing something
distribution cost
any cost incurred by a producer or wholesaler or retailer or distributor (as for advertising and shipping etc)
handling charge, handling cost
the cost of handling (especially the cost of packaging and mailing an order)
marketing cost
the cost of marketing (e.g., the cost of transferring title and moving goods to the customer)
production cost
combined costs of raw material and labor incurred in producing goods
replacement cost
current cost of replacing a fixed asset with a new one of equal effectiveness
physical value, reproduction cost
cost of reproducing physical property minus various allowances (especially depreciation)
unit cost
calculated cost for a given unit of a product
damage, price, terms
the amount of money needed to purchase something
cost of bribing someone
opportunity cost
cost in terms of foregoing alternatives
the cost of carrying or transporting
incidental, incidental expense, minor expense
(frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified
travel expense
(frequently plural) expenses incurred by an employee in the performance of the job and usually reimbursed by the employer
the price charged for some article or service
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transferred possession, transferred property
a possession whose ownership changes or lapses

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