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expense

[ ik-spens ]
/ 瑟k藞sp蓻ns /
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noun
cost or charge: the expense of a good meal.
a cause or occasion of spending: A car can be a great expense.
the act of expending; expenditure.
expenses,
  1. charges incurred during a business assignment or trip.
  2. money paid as reimbursement for such charges: to receive a salary and expenses.
verb (used with object), ex路pensed, ex路pens路ing.
to charge or write off as an expense.
verb (used without object), ex路pensed, ex路pens路ing.
to be expensed.
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Idioms about expense

    at the expense of, at the sacrifice of; to the detriment of: quantity at the expense of quality.

Origin of expense

First recorded in 1350鈥1400; Middle English, from Late Latin exp膿nsa, noun use of feminine of exp膿nsus, past participle of expendere 鈥渢o weigh out, pay鈥; see expend

synonym study for expense

1. See price.

OTHER WORDS FROM expense

ex路pense路less, adjectivepre路ex路pense, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for expense

expense
/ (瑟k藞sp蓻ns) /

noun
a particular payment of money; expenditure
money needed for individual purchases; cost; charge
(plural) incidental money spent in the performance of a job, commission, etc, usually reimbursed by an employer or allowable against tax
something requiring money for its purchase or upkeepthe car was more of an expense than he had expected
at the expense of to the detriment ofhe succeeded at the expense of his health
verb
(tr) US and Canadian to treat as an expense for book-keeping or tax purposes

Word Origin for expense

C14: from Late Latin exp膿nsa, from Latin exp膿nsus weighed out; see expend
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with expense

expense

see at the expense of; go to the trouble (expense); money (expense) is no object.

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