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Squander Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    squander v
  1. 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]
  2. spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not" [syn: consume, waste, ware]
Squander Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Squander \Squan"der\, v. i.
  1. To spend lavishly; to be wasteful. They often squandered, but they never gave. --Savage.
  2. To wander at random; to scatter. [R.] The wise man's folly is anatomized Even by squandering glances of the fool. --Shak.
Squander Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.]
  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.
Squander Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Squander \Squan"der\, n. The act of squandering; waste.
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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

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* Dost thou love life Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of. - Benjamin Franklin


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  • My advice? Don’t squander your life
    I was the Founders’ Day convocation speaker at Johnson C. Smith University on Sunday. It was an honor. But in deciding what I’d say, and what advice I’d give to those already accomplished young people about entering this stage of their lives, I got an opportunity to assess what mattered in my own life. Read more on this news related to 'Squander'
  • Miners Urge Chile Not to Squander Wealth in Development
    The world’s biggest copper miners are urging Chile not to squander its mineral potential amid mounting environmental opposition, power shortages and rising labor costs and taxes in Latin America’s wealthiest economy. Read more on this news related to 'Squander'
  • Spartans squander chances
    Central Davidson's softball team had chance after chance against Ledford on Wednesday. Read more on this news related to 'Squander'

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