What does expensive mean?

Definitions for expensiveɪkˈspɛn sɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word expensive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. expensive(adj)

    high in price or charging high prices

    "expensive clothes"; "an expensive shop"


  1. expensive(Adjective)

    having a high price or cost

  2. expensive(Adjective)

    taking a lot of system time or resources

    an unnecessarily expensive choice of algorithm

  3. Origin: From expensivus, from expendere, compare expense

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expensive(adj)

    occasioning expense; calling for liberal outlay; costly; dear; liberal; as, expensive dress; an expensive house or family

  2. Expensive(adj)

    free in expending; very liberal; especially, in a bad scene; extravagant; lavish

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expensive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1932

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expensive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1076

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expensive' in Adjectives Frequency: #230


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expensive in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expensive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hanna Gray, current president of the University of Chicago:

    Knowledge is expensive.

  2. Mal Pancoast:

    Skills are cheap; chemistry is expensive.

  3. George Hobica:

    The summer fares are still very expensive.

  4. Louise Abale:

    It's too expensive, I have almost no money.

  5. Bent Flyvbjerg:

    The longer you wait the more expensive it gets.

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