What does expense mean?

Definitions for expense
ɪkˈspɛnsex·pense

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expense, disbursal, disbursementnoun

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

  2. expensenoun

    a detriment or sacrifice

    "at the expense of"

  3. expenseverb

    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 downverb

    reduce the estimated value of something

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

Wiktionary

  1. expensenoun

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

  2. expensenoun

    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.

  3. expensenoun

    Loss.

  4. expenseverb

    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.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. EXPENSEnoun

    Cost; charges; money expended.

    Etymology: expensum, Latin.

    Hence comes that wild and vast expense,
    That hath enforc’d Rome’s virtue thence,
    Which simple poverty first made. Ben Jonson, Catiline.

    A feast prepar’d with riotous expense,
    Much cost, more care, and most magnificence. Dryden.

    I can see no reason by which we were obliged to make those prodigious expenses. Jonathan Swift.

Wikipedia

  1. Expense

    An expense is an item requiring an outflow of money, or any form of fortune in general, to another person or group as payment for an item, service, or other 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 for dining, refreshments, a feast, etc. In accounting, expense is any specific outflow of cash or other valuable assets from a person or company to another person or company. This outflow 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 a proprietary stake is diminished or exhausted, or a liability is incurred. In terms of the accounting equation, expenses reduce owners' equity. The International Accounting Standards Board defines expenses as:...decreases in economic benefits during the accounting period in the form of outflows or depletions of assets or incurrences of liabilities that result in decreases in equity, other than those relating to distributions to equity participants. Expense is a term also used in sociology, in which a particular fortune or price is sacrificed voluntarily or involuntarily by something or someone to something or somebody else, often in the context that the latter is taking advantage of the former.

ChatGPT

  1. expense

    An expense is a cost or charge incurred in the operation of a business, usually with the aim of generating revenue. Expenses may be in the form of actual cash payments, such as wages and salaries, or in the form of a depreciation or depletion of assets, and are usually tax-deductible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expensenoun

    a spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure

  2. Expensenoun

    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

  3. Expensenoun

    loss

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

Wikidata

  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  

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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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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. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    And this doesn't seem to be the only time The President has benefited at the expense of the public.

  2. Marc Wyatt:

    Many managers still seem to take the position that if investors have not yet discovered and objected to their expense allocation methodology, then it must be legitimate and consistent with their fiduciary duty.

  3. Ricky Gervais:

    Let's have a laugh at your expense, remember we're all gon na die soon. And there's no sequel.

  4. Proverb:

    You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others

  5. Andrus Ansip:

    It is allowed to have higher speeds - but not at the expense of others, access to The Internet has to be one of those basic rights.

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