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.

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

  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.

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

  3. expensenoun

    Loss.

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

  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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expensenoun

    a spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure

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

  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

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

  3. Expensenoun

    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  

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  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. Brian Cornell:

    We’re pleased with our first quarter traffic and sales, particularly in our signature categories, which drove better-than-expected profitability through improved gross margin and. continued expense management.

  2. Ned Sharpless.FDA:

    Companies are on notice -- The FDA will not allow the proliferation of illegally marketed e-cigarettes or other tobacco products, to come at the expense of our children, today's action makes clear that we will continue to keep a close watch on companies and take swift steps when violations are found.

  3. Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species 1859:

    In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.

  4. 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

  5. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory:

    The sudden reversal, with little notice after the gubernatorial election has ended, sadly proves this entire issue, originated by the political left, was all about politics at the expense of Charlotte and the entire state of North Carolina.

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