What does expensive mean?

Definitions for expensive
ɪkˈspɛn sɪvex·pen·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expensiveadjective

    high in price or charging high prices

    "expensive clothes"; "an expensive shop"

Wiktionary

  1. expensiveadjective

    having a high price or cost

  2. expensiveadjective

    taking a lot of system time or resources

    an unnecessarily expensive choice of algorithm

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expensiveadjective

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

  2. Expensiveadjective

    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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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. Zhang Fuling:

    Cinema tickets are expensive and now there are lots more places to find movies, so everyone is choosing to stay at home and watch films online.

  2. Dinah Kirgo:

    He said, ‘No, just you and me.’ He said, ‘You’re very expensive, and I need to know you’re worth it,’ i was sort of in shock and I said, ‘Well, Leslie, I don’t think your wife would appreciate us having that kind of dinner.’.

  3. Liana Roodt:

    At least six to 15 surgeries are performed a month, some of the patients have paid a small fee depending on their income. This is in agreement with the billing policy of the Department of Health to cover their hospital admission. We take care of the expensive part: the surgery.

  4. Andreea Creanga:

    We need to have quick, easy, 24/7 access to a skilled person that's not burdensome, that's not expensive, that's not difficult, that you don't have to drive an hour and a half to get to.

  5. David Murphy:

    Cyber insurance is becoming extremely expensive, but also kind of levying requirements on businesses to make sure that they're covered and protecting themselves as well.

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