From L. expensa, or expensum, from expensus, past participle of expendere. See expend.
- A spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure.
#: Husband nature's riches from expense. - Shakespeare, Sonnet XCIV
- 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
#: And moan the expense of many a vanished sight. - Edmund Spenser
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trans-top|A spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure
trans-top|That which is expended, laid out, or consumed
Finnish: kustannus, kulu
trans-top|Courting popularity at his party's expense
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ttbc|Telugu: à°à°°à±à°à± (kharcu), à°µà±à°¯à°¯à°®à± (vyayamu)
- transitive To charge a cost against an expense account; to bill something to the company for which one works.
#: It should be acceptable to expense a business lunch with a client.
expense magazine, (Military): a small magazine containing ammunition for immediate use. - H. L. Scott