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  1. expenses

    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.

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  1. expenses

    Plural form of the word expense.

    They paid their hotel and travel expenses.

    Submitted by acronimous on December 24, 2019  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expenses' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4613

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expenses' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3764

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expenses in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expenses in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of expenses in a Sentence

  1. Sarah Begbie:

    I earned probably just over $3,200 per month. This was, however, tax-free money and I, of course, had no living expenses, other boats, however, offer chief stewardesses anywhere between $4,000 to $6,000 per month.

  2. Angela Ammons:

    A 90-day supply of PPE would've cost us about $2,800, now it costs me over $100,000. Plus, lost reimbursement, decreased volume, and all the other expenses we had to pay in hazard pay and trying to recruit nursing staff from agencies to come in – it really has hit us hard.

  3. David Fisher:

    Low unemployment plus inflation generally mean consumers may need loans for additional capital to manage through unexpected spikes and expenses while earning money to pay back these loans.

  4. Jormsup Lochaya:

    Sunlight is free, we have no (ongoing) material cost and no problem with staff expenses because the project needs about three staff to monitor.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    As somebody who wrote the damn bill, let's be clear : Under the Medicare for All bill I wrote, premiums are gone, copayments are gone, deductibles are gone. All out-of-pocket expenses are gone.

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    A irascible
    B tantamount
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