—n. 1. an estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expense for a given period in the future.
2. a plan of operations based on such an estimate.
3. an itemized allotment of funds, time, etc., for a given period.
4. the total sum of money set aside or needed for a purpose: the construction budget. 5. a limited stock or supply of something: his budget of goodwill. 6. Obs.a small bag; pouch.
—adj. reasonably or cheaply priced: budget dresses.
—v.t. 1. to plan allotment of (funds, time, etc.).
2. to deal with (specific funds) in a budget.