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

    • 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

to plan probable income and expenditure


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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