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. sqvatta to squirt, sqvattra 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.

 

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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.

 

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Squan"der, n.

The act of squandering; waste.

 

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