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?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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    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. Valero Energy:

    Once Line 9B is operational, the refinery will replace more-expensive crude with less-expensive crude.

  2. Peter Pitts:

    Sometimes a bargain is too expensive.

  3. Julia Fitzgerald:

    We found that once our franchisees have our curriculum on an iPad, they can take those tablets and go anywhere with a wireless signal, instead of having a large brick-and-mortar location, they can use a YMCA or community center to deliver classes at a satellite location. It’s a way for franchisees to expand their footprint without investing in expensive [real estate].

  4. Richard Aboulafia:

    Paying for that performance difference by developing a new jet is simply too expensive. Where would Japan find $ 40 billion or more in its defense budget to develop a new plane ?

  5. Kaare Schultz:

    It's going to be a challenge because of bad safety experiences with previous weight-loss medications and there is also a reimbursement issue around a new biological medicine that is injected and will be relatively expensive.

Images & Illustrations of expensive

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