budget
noun
  1. a plan of expected spending and income for a period of time

    Examples
    • to draw up a budget for salaries for the coming year

    • We have agreed on the budgets for next year.

  2. Usage
    the Budget
    the annual plan of taxes and government spending
verb

to plan probable income and expenditure

Example

We are budgeting for $10,000 of sales next year.

"...he budgeted for further growth of 150,000 jobs (or 2.5 per cent) in the current financial year" [Sydney Morning Herald]

"...the federal government's budget targets for employment and growth are within reach according to the latest figures" [Australian Financial Review]

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