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
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    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. Business Secretary Sajid Javid:

    A number of the potential buyers ... have said that we won't have much interest if we have to take over the current pension plan as it is, it's a very big plan, it's expensive compared to today's plans and it's not unreasonable for many buyers ... to say 'look we're interested in the assets but this would be an issue.'.

  2. George Hobica:

    The summer fares are still very expensive.

  3. Matthias Biniok:

    Right now our main mission is to support the astronauts with their daily tasks to save time, because time is the most valuable and most expensive thing on the ISS.

  4. Jacob Vigdor:

    It makes it more expensive for them to get business done unless they find a way to get business done using fewer employees overall.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    The wall is, in my view, immoral, expensive, unwise.

Images & Illustrations of expensive

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