from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Something spent to attain a goal or accomplish a purpose.
- noun A loss for the sake of something gained; a sacrifice.
- noun An expenditure of money; a cost.
- noun Charges incurred by an employee in the performance of work.
- noun Informal Money allotted for payment of such charges.
- noun Something requiring the expenditure of money.
- noun Archaic The act of expending.
- transitive verb To charge with expenses.
- transitive verb To write off as an expense.
- idiom (at (one's) expense) To one's detriment or chagrin.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To charge or debit with an item of incurred expense to be collected from the proper party and accounted for by the chargee: used chiefly in dealings between express or railway companies or their agencies.
- noun A laying out or expending; the disbursing of money; employment and consumption, as of time or labor; expenditure.
- noun Specifically Great or undue expenditure; prodigality.
- noun That which is expended, laid out, or consumed; especially, money expended; cost; charge: as, a prudent man limits his expenses by his income.
- noun Cost through diminution or deterioration; damage or loss from any detracting cause, especially a moral one: preceded by at: as, he did this at the expense of his character.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure.
- noun That which is expended, laid out, or consumed; cost; outlay; charge; -- sometimes with the notion of
lossor damageto those on whom the expense falls.
- noun obsolete Loss.
- noun (Mil.) a small magazine containing ammunition for immediate use.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A spending or consuming. Often specifically an act of
disbursingor spending funds.
- noun That which is
expended, laid out, or consumed. Sometimes with the notion of loss or damage to those on whom the expense falls.
- noun obsolete
- verb transitive To
chargea cost against an expense account; to bill something to the company for which one works.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a detriment or sacrifice
- noun money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer
- verb reduce the estimated value of something
- noun amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
On Monday, Giannoulias defended the purchase by saying the expense is a reasonable operating expense because it's used at times to market the Bright Start program, although his office could not explain how much it was used for marketing and how often it was driven by Giannoulias.
Mr Augustine will be keenly aware that this expense is a pittance compared to the costs of sticking with an overly ambitious requirement that is such a huge cost driver.
If this expense is allowed to go through, this city is going to have lot of explaining to do to taxpayers.
If you disagree with McCain and think Congressmen shoveling out tons of money to their friends at our expense is a good idea then say so.
You want to choose a mutual fund that has a low, what they call expense ratio.
WILLIS: Well, if you want to know what fees the fund charges, look for what they call the expense ratio.
The first to acquiesce in the arrangement to pay a part of their term expense by working at the academy during the vacation were some boys, who had not learned to work; and it seemed impossible for them to conceal the fact that they did not want to work.
An "expense" is something that is a charge on the income statement that ceteris paribus reduces the company's net income and net worth on its balance sheet.
We do not need to know what he said in his off moments (most of his moments were off though) but for a trusted aide to write a book at his expense, is pretty awful.
Oh, so we can keep paying more for healthcare and that expense is OK .... this guy (R) is talking about how people dont really want this bla bla, blurring lines between healthcare and debts but has he spoken to the Americans who want healthcare reform??