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

How to pronounce expensive?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say expensive in sign language?

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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. Hariyadi Sukamdani:

    It is due to the expensive domestic ticket prices, i understand regulators and government have tried to press to adjust the price. But it is not working, because two big airlines, Garuda and Lion, dominate the Indonesian market.

  2. Samia Mohamed:

    When we ask the grocer he says there's nothing but sugar. Every day he says, tomorrow, tomorrow, but we are half way through the month now and it's not resolved, prices elsewhere are expensive. We don't know what to do.

  3. Norval Morris:

    The prime function of the criminal law is to protect our persons and our property; these purposes are now engulfed in a mass of other distracting, inefficiently performed, legislative duties. When the criminal law invades the spheres of private morality and social welfare, it exceeds its proper limits at the cost of neglecting its primary tasks. This unwarranted extension is expensive, ineffective, and criminogenic.

  4. Tom Coughlin:

    It was a crushing blow to the family and as strong as they tried to appear it was most difficult because people would stop working, the expenses would continue to arise -- cancer is an expensive, expensive disease.

  5. Ray Tomlinson:

    Computers were very expensive -- I think one we had here, for example, was something on the order of two or three hundred thousand dollars. That's 1970 dollars. They were a scarce resource.

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