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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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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. Donald Bernstein:

    GDB needs to be able to fund essential services, but to the extent money is being pulled out by people who want to bail out of the situation at the expense of other creditors, that shouldn't happen.

  2. Kirt Gardner:

    Nevertheless, a sustained period of depressed energy prices could result in increased credit loss expense for this sub-segment of our portfolio.

  3. Tom Waldo:

    This is a brazen attempt by the Forest Service to rewrite the rules for the forest, and it's coming at the expense of habitat on Prince of Wales Island that's important for wildlife and for people and communities, for hunting, fishing, recreation and tourism.

  4. Delta Air Lines Inc:

    The lower the expense of a fund, the less money taken out of overall earnings, which can translate into better returns for investors.

  5. Riek Machar:

    Our country needs Federalism so that there will be devolution of power, and no other tribes will live at the expense of other.

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