Complete Definition of "expense"

English

Etymology
From L. expensa, or expensum, from expensus, past participle of expendere. See expend.

Pronunciation
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Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛns|-ɛns

Noun
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  1. A spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure.

#: Husband nature's riches from expense. - Shakespeare, Sonnet XCIV

  1. 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.
  2. Courting popularity at his party's expense. - Brougham?
  3. obsolete Loss. - Shakespeare

#: And moan the expense of many a vanished sight. - Edmund Spenser

Translations
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trans-top|A spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure
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trans-top|That which is expended, laid out, or consumed
Finnish: kustannus, kulu
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trans-top|Courting popularity at his party's expense
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trans-top|Loss
Finnish: kulu
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ttbc|Telugu: ఖర్చు (kharcu), వ్యయము (vyayamu)
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Verb
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  1. 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.

Derived terms
expense magazine, (Military): a small magazine containing ammunition for immediate use. - H. L. Scott

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Revision and Credits for"expense"
  • 2007-12-02 12:36 - AutoFormat - +{{rfc-level|Translations at L3+ (AutoFormat would have corrected level of Translations)}}, -''(Obsolete)'' +{{obsolete}}

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