What does expensive mean?

Definitions for expensive
ɪkˈspɛn sɪvex·pen·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expensive(adj)

    high in price or charging high prices

    "expensive clothes"; "an expensive shop"

Wiktionary

  1. expensive(Adjective)

    having a high price or cost

    Etymology: From expensivus, from expendere, compare expense

  2. expensive(Adjective)

    taking a lot of system time or resources

    an unnecessarily expensive choice of algorithm

    Etymology: 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

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  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

Examples of expensive in a Sentence

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    When I ’m under the weather, Ican afford to take a few days off, millions of Americans ca n’t, they either go to work sick or lose a paycheck, lots of Americans still don't even have insurance, or they do but it’s too expensive to actually use, so they toss back some Tylenols, they chug orange juice, hope that the cough or the virus goes away on its own.

  2. Lynne Cheney:

    Anyone who says that paying women equally and treating them equally in the workplace makes it more expensive for businesses to hire them ... is saying in effect that women are worth less than men, equality in the workplace is not just the right thing to do, it's the smart thing for business and a good thing for men as well as women.

  3. Tom Wolf:

    This decision is based on a flawed system that has been proven to be an endless cycle of court proceedings as well as ineffective, unjust and expensive.

  4. Clare Krusing:

    Mandating additional benefits without addressing the cost of the services will just make coverage more expensive.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The most expensive apparels, precious jewelry, pricey accessories,the costliest vehicles or any volume of material wealth owned by a person does not increase his or her value even a tiniest bit .

Images & Illustrations of expensive

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