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Meaning of SQUANDER

Pronunciation:  'skwândur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
  2. [v]  spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"
  3. [v]  spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"

SQUANDER is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: blow, consume, ware, waste
 Antonyms: conserve, economise, economize, husband, lay aside, save, save up
 See Also: burn, dissipate, drop, drop, expend, expend, fling, fool, fool away, fritter, fritter away, frivol away, lavish, luxuriate, overspend, shoot, shower, spend, spend, splurge, use, wanton



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Squan"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Squandered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Squandering}.] [Cf. Scot. squatter to splash water
    about, to scatter, to squander, Prov. E. swatter, Dan.
    sqvatte, Sw. sqv["a]tta to squirt, sqv["a]ttra to squander,
    Icel. skvetta to squirt out, to throw out water.]
    1. To scatter; to disperse. [Obs.]
             Our squandered troops he rallies.     --Dryden.
    2. To spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or
       wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to
       dissipate; as, to squander an estate.
             The crime of squandering health is equal to the
             folly.                                --Rambler.
    Syn: To spend; expend; waste; scatter; dissipate.
  2. \Squan"der\, v. i.
    1. To spend lavishly; to be wasteful.
             They often squandered, but they never gave.
    2. To wander at random; to scatter. [R.]
             The wise man's folly is anatomized Even by
             squandering glances of the fool.      --Shak.
  3. \Squan"der\, n.
    The act of squandering; waste.