American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Requiring a large expenditure; costly.
- adj. Marked by high prices: expensive stores.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Costly; requiring or entailing much expense: as, an expensive dress or equipage; an expensive family; expensive tastes or habits.
- Free in expending; liberal; extravagant; lavish.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Occasioning expense; calling for liberal outlay; costly; dear; liberal.
- adj. rare Free in expending; very liberal; especially, in a bad sense: extravagant; lavish.
- adj. high in price or charging high prices
- From Latin expensivus, from expendere, compare expense (Wiktionary)
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