- charges incurred during a business assignment or trip.
- money paid as reimbursement for such charges: to receive a salary and expenses.
verb (used with object), ex·pensed, ex·pens·ing.
verb (used without object), ex·pensed, ex·pens·ing.
Words nearby expense
Idioms for expense
Origin of expense
OTHER WORDS FROM expenseex·pense·less, adjectivepre·ex·pense, noun
Examples from the Web for expenses
Along with a spreadsheet logging weapons purchases and other expenses, investigators found two documents.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
All of us can support groups that pay for school fees and other expenses of girls denied an education due to poverty.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More|Paula Kweskin|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fortunately, Pomplamoose made some money to offset some of these expenses.
At the beginning of each week, she makes a list of expenses her paycheck will have to cover that week.
"I thought we should eliminate the office and save the state" what he estimates is $1 million in annual expenses.
That these expenses have at times been extravagant and disproportionate is very probable.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents,|Edited by James D. Richardson
I have no more than will be absolutely necessary for my expenses home.Anecdotes for Boys|Harvey Newcomb
The church has no endowment, and the clergy are maintained and the expenses met out of the pew-rents and offertories.The Church Index|William Pepperell
Each division has its stables, teams, and implements, and its expenses and profits are entered in a separate account.
It shows marked economy and gives an excellent idea of how the expenses are apportioned.Steam Shovels and Steam Shovel Work|E. A. Hermann
British Dictionary definitions for expenses
Word Origin for expense
Idioms and Phrases with expenses
see at the expense of; go to the trouble (expense); money (expense) is no object.