Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Squander'
- spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree" [syn: waste, blow] [ant: conserve]
- spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not" [syn: consume, waste, ware]
- Squander \Squan"der\, v. i.
- To spend lavishly; to be wasteful. They often squandered, but they never gave. --Savage.
- To wander at random; to scatter. [R.] The wise man's folly is anatomized Even by squandering glances of the fool. --Shak.
- Squander \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.]
- To scatter; to disperse. [Obs.] Our squandered troops he rallies. --Dryden.
- 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.
- Squander \Squan"der\, n.
The act of squandering; waste.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Squander'
Squander (written as "$QUANDER" on the box and in the rules) is an Avalon Hill board game published in 1965. It is based loosely on the game Monopoly, but in reverse. As in Monopoly, players roll dice and move around a board, encountering opportunities to make financial decisions. The object, however, is to lose money rather than gain it. Each player starts with a million "Squanderbucks" and the winner is the first player to become bankrupt.
In financial terms, it mean to waste, or spend money[See more about Squander at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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