Expense definitions

ĭk-spĕns'
The act of expending; a spending or using up.
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Financial cost; fee; charge.
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An expenditure of money; a cost.

An improvement that was well worth the expense; a trip with all expenses paid.

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Any cost or sacrifice.
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Something requiring the expenditure of money.

Redecorating the house will be a considerable expense.

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A cause of spending; drain on one's finances.

A car can be a considerable expense.

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The act of expending.
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To charge or record as an expense.
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To charge with expenses.
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To charge to an expense account.
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To write off as an expense.
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Expense is defined as the cost of something.

An example of an expense is the financial burden of buying a brand new car.

An example of an expense is the potential lost time in a project after the direction is changed.

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Something spent to attain a goal or accomplish a purpose.

An expense of time and energy on the project.

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A loss for the sake of something gained; a sacrifice.

Achieved speed at the expense of accuracy.

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Charges incurred by an employee in the performance of work.

Was reimbursed for her travel expenses.

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Money allotted for payment of such charges.
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Charges or costs met with in running a business, doing one's work, maintaining property, etc.
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Money to pay for these charges.
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A spending or consuming. Often specifically an act of disbursing or spending funds.

She went to great expense to ensure her children would get the best education.

Buying the car was a big expense, but will be worth it in the long run.

We had a training weekend in New York, at the expense of our company.

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That which is expended, laid out, or consumed. Sometimes with the notion of loss or damage to those on whom the expense falls.

Jones reached the final at the expense of Jones, who couldn´t beat him.

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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.

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Origin of expense

Middle English from Anglo-Norman from Latin (pecūnia) expēnsa (money) paid out feminine past participle of expendere to pay out expend