- A spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure.
verb (expenses, expensing, expensed)
Husband nature's riches from . - Shakespeare, Sonnet XCIV And moan the of many a vanished sight. - Edmund Spenser
- That which is expended, laid out, or consumed; cost; outlay; charge; -- sometimes with the notion of loss or damage to those on whom the expense falls; as, the expenses of war; an expense of time.
- Courting popularity at his party's expense. - Brougham?
(obsolete) Loss. - Shakespeare
(transitive) To charge a cost against an expense account; to bill something to the company for which one works.
- It should be acceptable to a business lunch with a client.