• WordNet 3.6
    • v budget make a budget
    • n budget a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them "the president submitted the annual budget to Congress"
    • n budget a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose "the laboratory runs on a budget of a million a year"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Haiti, only 1 out of every 200 people own a car. This is ironic considering approximately 33% of the country's budget on import is spent on equipment for fuel and transportation.
    • Budget A bag or sack with its contents; hence, a stock or store; an accumulation; as, a budget of inventions.
    • Budget The annual financial statement which the British chancellor of the exchequer makes in the House of Commons. It comprehends a general view of the finances of the country, with the proposed plan of taxation for the ensuing year. The term is sometimes applied to a similar statement in other countries.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white, due to low budget.
    • n budget A small bag or sack; a pouch or portable depository for miscellaneous articles: now chiefly figurative: as, to open a budget of news.
    • n budget A stock or store; a collection: as, a budget of news.
    • n budget A pocket used by tilers to hold nails.
    • n budget In Great Britain, the annual financial statement which the chancellor of the exchequer makes in the House of Commons, sitting as a committee of ways and means. In making this statement the minister gives a view of the general financial policy of the government, and at the same time presents an estimate of the probable income and expenditure for the following twelve months, and a statement of what taxes it is intended to reduce or abolish, or what new ones it may be necessary to impose.
    • n budget Hence Any similar official estimate and statement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Budget buj′et a sack with its contents: a compact collection of things: a socket in which the end of a cavalry carbine rests: that miscellaneous collection of matters which aggregate into the annual financial statement made to parliament by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
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  • Dr. Laurence Buckman
    Dr. Laurence Buckman
    “Budgets are for cutting, that's why you set them.”
  • Frank C. Carlucci
    Frank C. Carlucci
    “The budget evolved from a management tool into an obstacle to management.”
  • Sally Poplin
    Sally Poplin
    “Some couples go over their budgets very carefully every month. Others just go over them.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Changes start occurring when budgets are cut.”
  • Ed Rollins
    Ed Rollins
    “You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising budget is big enough.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    “We might come closer to balancing the Budget if all of us lived closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule.”


Champagne taste on a beer budget - Someone who lives above their means and likes things they cannot afford has champagne taste on a beer budget.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bogett, bouget, F. bougette, bag, wallet, dim. of OF. boge, bouge, leather bag. See Budge (n.), and cf. Bouget
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. bougette, dim. of bouge, a pouch—L. bulga.


In literature:

He insisted upon paying up all the old bills and establishing a monthly budget.
"One Woman's Life" by Robert Herrick
Peel's budget in 1845 was a first step towards Free Trade.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Through a presentiment of his death, or because she couldn't part from them, she has brought along a budget of Jim's letters from America.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The girl, sulky at first, yielded finally, and in quick, nervous phrases poured out of her full budget.
"While Caroline Was Growing" by Josephine Daskam Bacon
The Ministry were defeated on their Budget, but did not resign.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
One day, after he had been with the firm several weeks, he was dispatched with a budget of papers for Madam Bartlett to sign.
"Quin" by Alice Hegan Rice
Why then isn't there a budget, a large, comprehensive budget, precise and informing, in which provision is made for beginning to civilize Chicago?
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
Irene, finishing her budget one morning, sorted out any which she might hand on to her chum.
"The Jolliest School of All" by Angela Brazil
Do they to some degree unconsciously exchange the gift of prophecy for yearly budgets and business boards?
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
Is there anything in your municipal budget to tell me where Bjoernsen went?
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
The following may serve as a specimen of the best of the budget that we made.
"Notes and Queries, Number 188, June 4, 1853" by Various
The exhibit of the original cost of the Bibliotheque Imperiale was the smallest item in our budget.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864" by Various
No budget, no money, and worse, yet, no outlook.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
I must send this strange budget of news to you now, or it may have to wait over more than one post.
"A Thin Ghost and Others" by M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
And just at this time she heard from a friend in Boston, who sent her a budget of news, that Master Raymond had taken dinner with Captain Alden.
"Dulcibel" by Henry Peterson
We have now seen what the legislature is, what the administration, and what the budget.
"Napoleon the Little" by Victor Hugo
The family budget must be more carefully planned and more heroically maintained at prudent levels.
"The Family and it's Members" by Anna Garlin Spencer
I was present in the House of Commons to describe the Budget scene.
"Lloyd George" by Frank Dilnot
Turco is safe this time; and, better still, he need never bark again till next Easter and another Budget.
"Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men And Women And Other Things In General Originally Published In Blackwood's Magazine - 1864" by Charles Lever
The bear shown in the frontispiece is traced from a photographic illustration which appeared in the Westminster Budget some time ago.
"Wood-Carving" by George Jack

In poetry:

Said the Governor skeleton
Cut school lunch
Said the Mayor skeleton
Eat the budget crunch
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
His belly fill'd, his budget plac'd,
A gift, in cash, his pocket grac'd.
He now prepar'd to march away,
And shine upon a summer's day.
"Lord Chesterfield And The Tinker" by William Hutton
What, still more prosperity! - mercy upon us,
"This boy'll be the death of me" - oft as, already,
Such smooth Budgeteers have genteelly undone us,
For Ruin made easy there's no one like Freddy.
"Memorabilia of Last Week" by Thomas Moore
The Budget - quite charming and witty - no hearing,
For plaudits and laughs, the good things that were in it; —
Great comfort to find, though the Speech isn't cheering,
That all its gay auditors were, every minute.
"Memorabilia of Last Week" by Thomas Moore
Mr. Benjamin Franklin was wont to repeat,
In his budget of proverbs, 'Stolen Kisses are sweet;'
But they have their alloy —
Fate assumed, to annoy
Miss Arundel's peace, and embitter her joy,
The equivocal shape of a fine little Boy.
"Some Account Of A New Play" by Richard Harris Barham

In news:

As of Monday, November 12, 2012, 03:48 p.m. One of the most popular articles in the Christmas on a Budget archives on Monroe on a Budget is a piece I wrote in 2009 listing gift ideas in the $20 or less price range.
Iranian budget: An article in Tuesday's Section A about a budget dispute among leaders of Iran described the Guardian Council as a committee of clerics.
Summit County Manager Bob Jasper says he's proposing a budget for 2013 which is nearly 2 percent over the previous budget.
Eleven employees are being laid off in order to fill about a one million dollar budget shortfall in this year's budget.
POULSBO — North Kitsap School District's 2012-13 budget, $2 million leaner than last year's budget, was approved Tuesday.
Keeping track of the federal budget process is difficult in the best of times, and the creation of the fiscal year 2012 budget was even more convoluted than usual.
Listen during a news conference on Capitol Hill calling for no reduction in the Medicare and Medicaid budgets as part of the year-end budget talks.
In a memo released by the White House, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directed agency and department heads to identify ways to trim 5 percent from FY2011 budget levels for FY2013.
The vote took place during a second fiscal budget hearing, lowering the millage rate even more than the one set during the first budget hearing.
Although the school board showed concern about dipping into the district's reserves again this year, the tentative budget was approved during the Lee County School District's budget meeting Tuesday.
Photo by Curt Yeomans Clayton County Finance Director Angela Jackson talks to county Budget Manager Dennis Johnson following a presentation of the county's proposed fiscal year 2013 budget.
Lincoln University's curators approved the school's 2012-13 budget in June — before Gov Jay Nixon signed the state's budget bills and withheld more than $131,000 from it.
Monday night the finance committee reviewed the 2013 budget for Wooster Community Hospital and the city's capital budget.
Lebanon held the first public hearing for the municipality's 2013 budget at the Nov 13 commission meeting, and while the proposed budget does not include raising the earned income tax rate, there is a 5 percent hike in real estate revenue.
With little fanfare, the Joint Legislative Budget Commission on August 16 restored nearly $30 million to the clerks of the court budget.

In science:

AGN contribution to the energetics of the faint IR sources Within this interpretative scheme, a margin of uncertainty still exists about the possible contribution by gravitational accretion from a nuclear quasar to the energy budget in these high-z IR-mm sources.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
The errors are derived following the error budget in Table 5.
Determination of the Distance to M33 Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch and the Red Clump
The spindown power dominates the star energy budget and is spent predominantly to the generation of magneto-dipole waves and particle acceleration.
On the duration of the subsonic propeller state of neutron stars in wind-fed mass-exchange close binary systems
The simplicity of the u R model allows us to state the energy budget in simple terms.
A simple model for drag reduction
As we shall see, our model is able to reproduce the required entropy excess, provided that the heating temperature is sufficiently high to allow the ma jority of reheated gas to escape from haloes, while varying the energy budget primarily controls the fraction of baryons in stars.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
Note fheat ∝ ǫ/kTSN , so we would expect a smaller energy budget and/or a higher heating temperature to increase the star formation rate.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
As it turns out, though, the X-ray gas traces the dark-matter distribution throughout M49/Virgo B (McLaughlin & Cˆot´e 2003), so its contribution to the overall mass budget is actually included in the normalization of Mdm (r).
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
The uncertainty budget in the case of muonium is more complicated.
Simple Atoms, Quantum Electrodynamics and Fundamental Constants
The typical good fits that are achieved only reflect the ability of the model spectra to match the data, and the error budget is actually dominated by uncertainties of the flux calibration.
On the Purity of the ZZ Ceti Instability Strip: Discovery of More Pulsating DA White Dwarfs on the Basis of Optical Spectroscopy
Sports cars often have 2 seats and 2 doors, some budget cars have 3 wheels, and a stretch limo may have many more seats and doors.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
These effects can be estimated and collected into an error budget to guide further testing of the mask and drive improvements in our setup.
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
Note that the uncertainty in the median redshift contributes just 10–20% of the total error budget, which is dominated by the statistical uncertainty in the shear measurements.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
We budget a further 100K for receiver and system noise.
Forecast for Epoch-of-Reionization as viewable by the PrimevAl Structure Telescope (PAST)
Despite these new observational clues, the overall energy budget in coronal streamers is still not well understood, nor is their temporal MHD stability.
Coronal Heating versus Solar Wind Acceleration
This pro ject was done in a graduate college laboratory, with a small budget of Rs 400/-. A reader who has knowledge of computers and of computer programming (especially of C programming) would benefit from Probhir Goyal’s article(4), if he or she were interested for developing an interfacing card for the computer.
Simple 8085 microprocessor compatible I/O card