(transitive, preposition) to allocate, save, or set aside money for (a particular purpose, period, etc): we need to budget for a fuel increase this winter
installment plan. Historical Examples Main Street Sinclair Lewis
a resolution adopted by both houses of the U.S. Congress setting forth, reaffirming, or revising the budget for the U.S. government for a fiscal year.
an estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expense for a given period in the future. a plan of operations based on such an estimate. an itemized allotment of funds, time, etc., for a given period. the total sum of money set aside or needed for a purpose: the construction budget. a limited stock or […]
noun a system of managing a business by applying a financial value to each forecast activity. Actual performance is subsequently compared with the estimates Historical Examples Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3 Various