expense

Definitions

  • A More Expensive Locker for Unfinished Work
    A More Expensive Locker for Unfinished Work
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v expense reduce the estimated value of something "For tax purposes you can write off the laser printer"
    • n expense a detriment or sacrifice "at the expense of"
    • n expense amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
    • n expense money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer "he kept a careful record of his expenses at the meeting"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most expensive animated movie is "Prince of Egypt", which cost $70 million to make
    • Expense A spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure. "Husband nature's riches from expense ."
    • Expense Loss. "And moan the expense of many a vanished sight."
    • Expense 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 ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The most expensive spice in the world is saffron
    • n expense A laying out or expending; the disbursing of money; employment and consumption, as of time or labor; expenditure.
    • n expense Specifically Great or undue expenditure; prodigality.
    • n expense That which is expended, laid out, or consumed; especially, money expended; cost; charge: as, a prudent man limits his expenses by his income.
    • n expense 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.
    • expense 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most expensive shoes in the world are ruby slippers located in Harrods in London, which cost $1.6 million, has a full time security guard. The shoes are made from platinum thread and has 642 rubies in them. It took over 700 hours to produce the shoe
    • Expense (Shak.) expenditure: outlay: cost:
    • Expense (pl.) the cost of a lawsuit (Scots law)
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Quotations

  • Jean De La Fontaine
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    “Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.”
  • Edward Gibbon
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    “Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.”
  • Samuel Butler
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    “In law, nothing is certain but the expense.”
  • H. Jackson Brown Jr.
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    “Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.”
  • James Baldwin
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    “Anyone who has struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.”
  • Titus Maccius Plautus
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    “He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. expensa,sc. pecunia,), or expensum, fr. expensus, p. p. of expendere,. See Expend
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. expendĕreex, out, pendĕre, pensum, to weigh.

Usage

In literature:

Pitt could scarcely believe his ears; the war was described as "bloody and expensive".
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
As a contribution to her travelling expenses he enclosed five marks in stamps.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He receives a salary of $7,500 per year, and an allowance for clerk, stationery and traveling expenses.
"Citizenship" by Emma Guy Cromwell
As trees are rather expensive, one can use paper and stuff it inside the boot or shoe.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
If any one will set me up there, I will give him a third of the profits after paying expenses.
"Rufus and Rose" by Horatio Alger, Jr
The total expense is then $2,200, and the net proceeds $1,000.
"The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know" by Thomas Forsyth Hunt
An unfavorable report usually means to the employer absolute loss of the engineer's fee and expenses.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
There stand those large and expensive buildings.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
And how did it happen that the printing of a newspaper was such a difficult and expensive undertaking?
"Paul and the Printing Press" by Sara Ware Bassett
But the unsettled state of those who follow the Court, their travelling equipage and charges must greatly enhance this expense.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. XI" by Various
It is expensive when built sufficiently strong to withstand severe winter gales.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
When sufficiently capable he will take a few pupils at a kopeck or so per lesson to help out with the family expenses.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
He even offered to bear the expense of sending his favorite pupil to Oxford.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
When he knighted his eldest son or married his eldest daughter they had to contribute to the expense.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
I was only suggesting what might be if absolutely necessary to save time or expense.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
And nobody could say (he thought to himself) that he was an expensive man; he had no expensive habits.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Household and Personal Expenses.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
It was constructed between the years of 1819 and 1825 at an expense of more than four million dollars.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
I proceed to ascertain the expense of the war of 1756, by adding, according to the ratio, one half to the expense of the preceding war.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
I proceed to ascertain the expense of the war of 1756, by adding, according to the ratio, one half to the expense of the preceding war.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
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In poetry:

So, come! though favors I bestow
Cannot be called extensive,
Who better than my friend should know
That they're at least expensive?
"To Maecenas" by Eugene Field
And he vowed it was a work immense,
And he quoted it a lot,
And be published it at his own expense;
But the cold, hard world said - "Rot!"
"The Mystic" by C J Dennis
How nonchalantly she wears her clothes,
How expensive they are as well!
And the sound of her voice is as soft and deep
As the Christ Church tenor bell.
"Lenten Thoughts Of A High Anglican" by Sir John Betjeman
Whether a Boileaugunge or Babylon,
I know not how the wretched Thing is done,
The Items of Receipt grow surely small;
The Items of Expense mount one by one.
"The Rupaiyat of Omar Kal'vin" by Rudyard Kipling
TORBAY had incurred a good deal of expense
To make him a Scotchman in every sense;
But this is a matter, you'll readily own,
That isn't a question of tailors alone.
"Ellen McJones Aberdeen" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Though frankincense the deities require,
We must not give all to the hallow'd fire.
Such be our gifts, and such be our expense,
As for ourselves to leave some frankince
"Mean In Our Mean" by Robert Herrick

In news:

It was an expensive lesson to learn.
China spares no effort or expense to suppress individuals and groups that dare to raise grievances.
Gluten-free diets effective for Celiac 's, but expensive.
Though it's a tiny region (smaller than Texas), getting around it takes a long time and is hideously expensive, thanks to a severe shortage of flights.
Medical liability expense payments nearly doubled since 2005.
(Scott Eells/Bloomberg) Manhattan: Would you ever assert that New York City is an overcrowded, expensive hellhole full of rude and ignorant people.
Airfares on many routes are more expensive this year than last.
Columbia Heights hangout Red Derby (one-time sipping ground for City Paper 's dearly departed Beerspotter, Orr Shtuhl) earns a spot on Buzzfeed's Top 10 list of "The Cheapest Bars in the Most Expensive Cities".
So-called free checking is getting more expensive at many banks.
If you couldn't tell already, banking has become more expensive.
It's getting more expensive to be a wing man — or woman — these days.
Shawnee County Commissioners will consider paying medical expenses for a second teen exposed to chlorine in an incident at Blaisdell Pool.
World's Most Expensive Chocolate Pudding Will Bust Your Wallet and Waistline.
Over in the UK, Chef Marc Guibert has set a record by creating the world's most expensive chocolate pudding , according to the World Records Academy.
Instead, he was an expensive burden in three lackluster seasons.
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In science:

The exponent is negative, and thus small excitations are the more expensive ones .
Energy landscapes in random systems, driven interfaces and wetting
The energy available for synchrotron emission at the expense of the particle is γ⊥mc2 , and γ = γ⊥ γk .
Neutron Stars as Sources of High Energy Particles - the case of RPP
Hyper-arc consistency can be expensive to compute for discrete variables since it induces holes in their domains; in addition, it is uncomputable for continuous variables.
Component Programming and Interoperability in Constraint Solver Design
Other quantities, such as the entropy and the free energy, are more expensive.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
The supernova shell is expelled by the magnetic field at the expense of the rotational energy of the newborn NS.
Why NS and BH mass distribition is bimodal?
This improvement is achieved at the expense of having to keep track of more states.
Parrondo Games and Quantum Algorithms
If, on the other hand, 0 ≤ θ < θ∗∗ , then this strategy is too expensive, since too small a drift leads to too many self-intersections.
Weak-interaction limits for one-dimensional random polymers
As Gro jnowski remarks, the assumption that q 6= 1 is not essential and can be removed (at the expense of some additional notation).
The representation theory of the Ariki-Koike and cyclotomic q-Schur algebras
Scalability OAI-PMH harvesting is resource-expensive to DPs, partially because the HTTP responses are dynamically generated, and DPs may need to keep current harvest sessions (harvesting may take several days for a large data set).
A Scalable Architecture for Harvest-Based Digital Libraries - The ODU/Southampton Experiments
Only for special Newtonian dynamical systems, i. e. for special force fields F = F(r, v), one can keep orthogonality for t 6= 0 at the expense of proper choice of function ν = ν (p) in (1.2).
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
At the expense of introducing further parameters, it would have been possible to do so by treating the population as dynamically “inert”, i.e. as simply a population of slightly more massive stellar ob jects.
A Simple Dynamical Model for Omega Cen
As ǫ is increased, more gas is reheated (at the expense of forming stars) and expelled from each halo, decreasing its baryon fraction.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
Finally, the third term describes the increase of random velocities of a particular body at the expense of random motion of field planetesimals it interacts with.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
So we can see that in considering case interaction occurs at the expense of spin current.
Certain conclusions of Gordon decomposition
Using (0.4) as a sufficient condition, we may replace n by 1 π m at the expense of some change of the constant r .
Random complex zeroes, II. Perturbed lattice
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