Definition of Squander

1. Verb. Spend thoughtlessly; throw away. "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"

Exact synonyms: Blow, Waste
Generic synonyms: Expend, Use
Related verbs: Blow
Specialized synonyms: Burn
Derivative terms: Squanderer, Waste, Waste, Waster
Antonyms: Conserve

2. Verb. Spend extravagantly. "Waste not, want not"
Exact synonyms: Consume, Ware, Waste
Specialized synonyms: Dissipate, Fool, Fool Away, Fritter, Fritter Away, Frivol Away, Shoot, Luxuriate, Wanton, Lavish, Shower, Overspend, Fling, Splurge
Generic synonyms: Drop, Expend, Spend
Derivative terms: Squanderer, Squandering, Waste, Waster

Definition of Squander

1. v. t. To scatter; to disperse.

2. v. i. To spend lavishly; to be wasteful.

3. n. The act of squandering; waste.

Definition of Squander

1. Verb. To waste, lavish, splurge ¹

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Definition of Squander

1. to spend wastefully [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Squander

squamous odontogenic tumour
squamous part of frontal bone
squamous part of occipital bone
squamous part of temporal bone
squamous pearl
squamous suture
squander (current term)

Literary usage of Squander

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Select Glossary of English Words Used Formerly in Senses Different from by Richard Chenevix Trench (1865)
"squander. The examples which follow will show that ' to squander' had once ... They charge, recharge, and all along the sea They chase and squander the huge ..."

2. A History of the Protestant "reformation," in England and Ireland: Showing William Cobbett by William Cobbett (1824)
"And was it a.good thing, then, to plunder and devastate the^e establishments: was it a reformation to squander estates, thus employed, upon lay persons, ..."

3. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"27. embezzle, to waste, squander ; ' His bills embezzled ', Dekker, Shoemakers' Holiday, i. 1 (Lincoln); Sir T. Browne, Hydriotaphia, c. iii, ..."

4. Austria: Vienna, Prague, Hungary, Bohemia, and the Danube; Galicia, Styria by Johann Georg Kohl (1844)
"... and flog their poor peasants, and squander away what they havo robbed from the poor in drinking and gambling. They have, however, somewhat improved, ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"j. To scatter lavishly ; to spend profusely; to throw away in idle prodigality. We squander away some part of our fortune at They often squander'd, ..."

6. Matthew Paris's English History: From the Year 1235 to 1273 by Matthew Paris, John Allen Giles (1854)
"... squander its wealth ; ana in the case of William, that he would be despoiled of his superfluous wealth. Of the arrival of Brother Mansuetus, a Minorite, ..."

7. The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day (1826)
"... disquisition about lord squander finished. After this, miss Matilda, who was allowed to be a perfect mistress of music, played and sang several ..."

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