- A spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure.
verb (expenses, expensing, expensed)
- Husband nature's riches from . - 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 of many a vanished sight. - Edmund Spenser
- (transitive) To charge a cost against an expense account; to bill something to the company for which one works.
Etymology: From expensa, or expensum, from expensus, past participle of expendere. See expend.
- It should be acceptable to a business lunch with a client.
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