• WordNet 3.6
    • v expend use up, consume fully "The legislature expended its time on school questions"
    • v expend pay out "spend money"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Expend To be laid out, used, or consumed.
    • v. t Expend To lay out, apply, or employ in any way; to consume by use; to use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations; to spend; as, they expend money for food or in charity; to expend time labor, and thought; to expend hay in feeding cattle, oil in a lamp, water in mechanical operations. "If my death might make this island happy . . . I would expend it with all willingness."
    • Expend To pay out or disburse money. "They go elsewhere to enjoy and to expend ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • expend To lay out; disburse; spend; pay out.
    • expend To consume by use; spend in using: as, to expend time, labor, or material; the oil of a lamp is expended in burning; water is expended in mechanical operations; the ammunition was entirely expended.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Expend eks-pend′ to lay out: to employ or consume in any way: to spend
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  • Elbert Hubbard
    “This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.”
  • Ted W. Engstrom
    Ted W. Engstrom
    “Concentrating on the essentials. We will then be accomplishing the greatest possible results with the effort expended.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    “Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy -- the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.”
  • Harry S Truman
    “I always considered statesmen to be more expendable than soldiers.”
  • Charles J. Givens
    Charles J. Givens
    “Success requires first expending ten units of effort to produce one unit of results. Your momentum will then produce ten units of results with each unit of effort.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. expendere, expensum, to weigh out, pay out, lay out, lay out; ex, out + pendere, to weigh. See Poise, and cf. Spend
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. expendĕreex, out, pendĕre, pensum, to weigh.


In literature:

There was not a sound in all the place, where crash and roar had been so tremendously expended for one prodigious second.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
Our personnel is not expendable.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
He proposed wages to be paid to the road parties, to be expended in the purchase of comforts, or reserved for a future day.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
The men were therefore ordered not to expend a single shot uselessly.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
But it is not sought after with the avarice to hoard, but with the ostentation to expend.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Henri Dubois could not afford to expend his breath in useless curses.
"The Albert Gate Mystery" by Louis Tracy
Will it, when completed, return to the farmer a fair rate of interest for the money expended?
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
As a large portion of the day had been expended, without attempting to seek for more game the chief led us back to the village.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
The United States Government has already expended upward of one million dollars in road-making and bridge-building.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
We can expend much, or live on little; and this, too, without descending to absolute penury.
"The Young Man's Guide" by William A. Alcott

In poetry:

The fearful passion sweeps me away.
So with a passionate thrill of fear
I creep -like shadows across Day!
Like Winter on the expended year! -
"The Wild Ass" by Aleister Crowley
This Britain knows, And therefore glows
With generous passions, and expends
Her wealth and zeal On public weal,
And brightens both by godlike ends.
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
Now though rains in a cataract descended,
We could glow, with our tribulation ended—
Count not days, the present only
Was thought of, how could it ever be expended?
"At Senlis Once" by Edmund Blunden
Steel and cord do their worst, now my head struggles first!
That tug my last spurt has expended —
Nose to nose! lip to lip! from the sound of the whip
He strains to the utmost extended.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Thus the magistrate spoke. The others departed and thanked him,
And the pastor produced a gold piece (the silver his purse held
He some hours before had with genuine kindness expended
When he saw the fugitives passing in sorrowful masses).
"Hermann And Dorothea - VI. Klio" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Vile man! to vicious habits tending,
He scarcely thought him worth the mending.
What sermons preach'd! and preach'd in vain!
He's scarcely worth a drop of rain.
Though mighty sums have been expended,
That creature man's not one jot mended.
"The Sermon" by William Hutton

In news:

'Expendables 2' fast-paced , engaging.
Katee Sackhoff joins femme 'Expendables'.
State campaign finance reports and a survey of school board members show tepid sums expended on individual races.
First graders Kayla Cooks, left, Allison Nastali and Ciandra Allen expend some energy on the playground at Coupeville Elementary School on the first day of school Tuesday.
It's the Indispensable "Expendables" Trailer.
Sylvester Stallone directs and stars in "The Expendables.".
'The Expendables' are indispensable at box office.
Of the several films I looked at this week, two must be mentioned up top: The Master and The Expendables 2.
Sly Stallone And All-Star Cast At The Expendables 2 Premiere In Paris, France.
During World War II, the US Merchant Marines were considered expendable along with their ships.
Poster for "The Expendables 2," showing this week at the Royal Twin Theater of Pauls Valley.
Expendables 2' blows away mediocre beginnings.
From left, Yu Nan, Terry Crews, Sylvester Stallone, Randy Couture and Dolph Lundgren appear in "The Expendables 2.".
With the help of expendable rockets shot by launch systems such as the Atlas V, of course.
Early in the 2009 season, the Mets had a young side-winding reliever that, to them at least, seemed expendable.

In science:

Great effort is currently being expended in the search for gravitational radiation.
Bayesian inference on compact binary inspiral gravitational radiation signals in interferometric data
Hence, the differentiable structure of M is expendable as well.
Two-dimensional quantum Yang-Mills theory with corners
The air expends at high altitude and produce energy.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
Most of the ink and electrons expended during the year concerned the ultrahigh energy cosmic rays, ≈ 1019±1 eV, their total numbers, arrival directions, and origins, driven by worry that they will find it hard work travelling far through the cosmic microwave background radiation.
Astrophysics in 2006
First, most of the test generation effort is expended for the detection of hard-todetect faults, which are not detected by U .
The Accidental Detection Index as a Fault Ordering Heuristic for Full-Scan Circuits