Expense

  • 1expense — ex‧pense [ɪkˈspens] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] ACCOUNTING an amount of money that a business or organization has to spend on something: • Most advertisers look upon advertising as an expense and not an investment, which is a mistake. • The… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2expense — ex·pense 1 n: financial burden or outlay; specif: an item of business outlay chargeable against revenue for a specific period busi·ness expense: an expense made in furtherance of one s business esp. as part of the cost of operating a business in… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3Expense — Ex*pense , n. [L. expensa (sc. pecunia), or expensum, fr. expensus, p. p. of expendere. See {Expend}.] 1. A spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure. [1913 Webster] Husband nature s riches from expense. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That which… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4expense — [ek spens′, ikspens′] n. [ME < Anglo Fr < LL expensa (pecunia), paid out (money) < L expensum, neut. pp. of expendere: see EXPEND] 1. Obs. the act of expending; a spending or using up 2. financial cost; fee; charge 3. any cost or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5expense — late 14c., from Anglo Fr. expense, O.Fr. espense money provided for expenses, from L.L. expensa disbursement, outlay, expense, prop. neut. pl. pp. of L. expendere to weigh out money, to pay down (see EXPEND (Cf. expend)). The verb is 1909, from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6expense — ► NOUN 1) the cost incurred in or required for something. 2) (expenses) specific costs incurred in the performance of a job or task. 3) something on which money must be spent. ● at the expense of Cf. ↑at the expense of …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7expense — cost, *price, charge …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8expense — [n] cost, payment amount, assessment, bite*, bottom line*, budget, charge, consumption, debit, debt, decrement, deprivation, disbursement, duty, expenditure, forfeit, forfeiture, insurance, investment, liability, loan, loss, mortgage, obligation …

    New thesaurus

  • 9Expense — Expenses redirects here. For the row about members expenses in the UK Parliament which started about May 2009, see United Kingdom Parliamentary expenses scandal. Accountancy Key concepts Accountant · Accounting period ·… …

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  • 10expense — noun 1 cost/money spent on sth ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, enormous, great, huge, significant, vast ▪ added, additional, extra …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11expense — ex|pense [ ık spens ] noun *** 1. ) count an amount of money you spend in order to buy or do something: Rent is our biggest expense. You can claim part of your telephone bill as a business expense. traveling/medical/legal expenses a factory s… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12expense — [[t]ɪkspe̱ns[/t]] ♦♦♦ expenses 1) N VAR Expense is the money that something costs you or that you need to spend in order to do something. He s bought a specially big TV at vast expense so that everyone can see properly... To avoid extra expense… …

    English dictionary

  • 13expense — I UK [ɪkˈspens] / US noun Word forms expense : singular expense plural expenses *** 1) [countable] UK [ɪkˈspens] / US an amount of money that you spend in order to buy or do something Rent is our biggest expense. You can claim part of your… …

    English dictionary

  • 14expense — /Ik spens/ noun (C, U) 1 the amount of money that you have to spend on something: household/medical/living etc expenses (=the money that you spend for a particular purpose): The students share all the household expenses. | go to great expense… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15expense — n. 1) to incur, run up an expense 2) to go to great expense; to spare no expense; to put smb. to great expense 3) to curb, curtail, cut down (on), reduce expenses 4) to spare no expense 5) to defray expenses 6) to reimburse expenses 7) to share… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16expense — ex|pense W2S3 [ıkˈspens] n 1.) [U and C] the amount of money that you spend on something legal/medical/living/travel etc expenses (=the money that you spend for a particular purpose) ▪ He borrowed £150,000 and used the money for legal expenses.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17expense — That which is expended, laid out or consumed. An outlay; charge; cost; price. The expenditure of money, time, labor, resources, and thought. That which is expended in order to secure benefit or bring about a result. Shinrone Farms, Inc. v. Gosch …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18expense — That which is expended, laid out or consumed. An outlay; charge; cost; price. The expenditure of money, time, labor, resources, and thought. That which is expended in order to secure benefit or bring about a result. Shinrone Farms, Inc. v. Gosch …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19expense*/*/ — [ɪkˈspens] noun 1) [C] an amount of money that you spend in order to buy or do something travelling/medical/legal expenses[/ex] Rent is our biggest expense.[/ex] 2) [U] the high cost of something A powerful computer is worth the expense if you… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20expense — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French or Late Latin; Anglo French, from Late Latin expensa, from Latin, feminine of expensus, past participle of expendere Date: 14th century 1. archaic the act or an instance of expending ;… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary