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Definitions for expense
ɪkˈspɛnsex·pense

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expense, disbursal, disbursement(noun)

    amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)

  2. expense(noun)

    a detriment or sacrifice

    "at the expense of"

  3. expense(verb)

    money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer

    "he kept a careful record of his expenses at the meeting"

  4. expense, write off, write down(verb)

    reduce the estimated value of something

    "For tax purposes you can write off the laser printer"

Wiktionary

  1. expense(Noun)

    A spending or consuming. Often specifically an act of disbursing or spending funds.

    Etymology: From expensa, or expensum, from expensus, past participle of expendere. See expend.

  2. expense(Noun)

    That which is expended, laid out, or consumed. Sometimes with the notion of loss or damage to those on whom the expense falls.

    Jones reached the final at the expense of Jones, who couldnu00B4t beat him.

    Etymology: From expensa, or expensum, from expensus, past participle of expendere. See expend.

  3. expense(Noun)

    Loss.

    Etymology: From expensa, or expensum, from expensus, past participle of expendere. See expend.

  4. expense(Verb)

    To charge a cost against an expense account; to bill something to the company for which one works.

    It should be acceptable to expense a business lunch with a client.

    Etymology: From expensa, or expensum, from expensus, past participle of expendere. See expend.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expense(noun)

    a spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure

    Etymology: [L. expensa (sc. pecunia), or expensum, fr. expensus, p. p. of expendere. See Expend.]

  2. Expense(noun)

    that which is expended, laid out, or consumed; cost; outlay; charge; -- sometimes with the notion of loss or damage to those on whom the expense falls; as, the expenses of war; an expense of time

    Etymology: [L. expensa (sc. pecunia), or expensum, fr. expensus, p. p. of expendere. See Expend.]

  3. Expense(noun)

    loss

    Etymology: [L. expensa (sc. pecunia), or expensum, fr. expensus, p. p. of expendere. See Expend.]

Freebase

  1. Expense

    In common usage, an expense or expenditure is an outflow of money to another person or group to pay for an item or service, or for a category of costs. For a tenant, rent is an expense. For students or parents, tuition is an expense. Buying food, clothing, furniture or an automobile is often referred to as an expense. An expense is a cost that is "paid" or "remitted", usually in exchange for something of value. Something that seems to cost a great deal is "expensive". Something that seems to cost little is "inexpensive". "Expenses of the table" are expenses of dining, refreshments, a feast, etc. In accounting, expense has a very specific meaning. It is an outflow of cash or other valuable assets from a person or company to another person or company. This outflow of cash is generally one side of a trade for products or services that have equal or better current or future value to the buyer than to the seller. Technically, an expense is an event in which an asset is used up or a liability is incurred. In terms of the accounting equation, expenses reduce owners' equity. The International Accounting Standards Board defines expenses as

Editors Contribution

  1. expense

    A type of truthful cost.

    Expenses are paid by many organizations and businesses.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expense' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3589

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expense' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3621

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expense' in Nouns Frequency: #970

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How to say expense in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expense in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of expense in a Sentence

  1. James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790:

    FOUNDERS QUOTES ON FOUNDING PRINCIPLES Individual Liberty Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood. – John Adams, 1765 Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness. – In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by power. America has set the example . . . of charters of power granted by liberty. This revolution in the practice of the world, may, with an honest praise, be pronounced the most triumphant epoch of its history, and the most consoling presage of its happiness. – James Madison, Essays for the National Gazette, 1792

  2. Larry Hall:

    Our clients are sold on the unique advantage of having a luxury second home that also happens to be a nuclear hardened bunker, this aspect allows our clients to invest in an appreciating asset as opposed to an expense.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. A time machine on the shoulders of memories, two advisers: on the right shoulder there is good future, in the left past that is evil, two open rays of time in which consciousness travels. 2. A halo of knowledge within life, this is a recording of a projection, one who feels reality can feel the universe: the past, present and future, and that which is timeless. 3. The laugh of rage Rap beat: Trumpet music ram there beat street rhythm boo boom bang bang there tudum pub bam pa bang boom boom The laughter of rage and the bloody gloom in a smile in consciousness from an evil joke of reality from the fact that you are not worthy to live like everyone else. The ragged strings of the ever-laughing psyche, like the blinking light of madness where there is insight between light and darkness. The interrupted melody of the harmony of the soul. The silence of insight overcomes the mind, the light is visible, leading to a new dimension of thinking, because everything is visible through the transparent eyelids of the vigilance of fear, and only unconsciousness temporarily closes our eyes from fatigue in the realm of the subconscious. 4. Gangsta music: Car sound Wooo ooo woooo oo drum beat drums pap pap pap Laughing grin of smiling reality from the fact that billions of internal realities of people form a single reality of the hidden chaos of egoism. 5. There is nothing cheaper than sins. 7. Patience gives friends. 8. The trumpet sounds a symphony as a drawn out moan of a soul immersed in laughing horrors of reality, an amazing feeling of weightlessness of madness in the soul, a bright expressive pessimistic gloom in her smile in her laughing psyche. The poison of modern philosophy corrodes the psyche to people like acid. All in straitjackets of conservatism are wary of brilliant exotic thinking that is alien to this world created for posterity. 9. The Venereal thoughts of propaganda will decay for a very long time in the genetic thinking of the mentality. 10. The universe is mined by various bombs of philosophies from different eras. To activate them you need to read books, they act as spells from which a new world will be built for new bombs. 11. Instincts are terrible toys of the subconscious, there is a toy world that is developed at the expense of all lived lives, they call to have fun at the expense of oneself. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. John Gay:

    Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most?

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Do you hate at the expense of love? If Yes, then you've got to do away with hatred and afterwards replenish yourself with true love. For, the call to truly love all and sundry is a divine command. -Emeasoba George

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