Expenses



[ik-spens] /ɪkˈspɛns/

noun
1.
cost or charge:
the expense of a good meal.
2.
a cause or occasion of spending:
A car can be a great expense.
3.
the act of expending; expenditure.
4.
expenses.

verb (used with object), expensed, expensing.
5.
to charge or write off as an expense.
verb (used without object), expensed, expensing.
6.
to be expensed.
Idioms
7.
at the expense of, at the sacrifice of; to the detriment of:
quantity at the expense of quality.
/ɪkˈspɛns/
noun
1.
a particular payment of money; expenditure
2.
money needed for individual purchases; cost; charge
3.
(pl) incidental money spent in the performance of a job, commission, etc, usually reimbursed by an employer or allowable against tax
4.
something requiring money for its purchase or upkeep: the car was more of an expense than he had expected
5.
at the expense of, to the detriment of: he succeeded at the expense of his health
verb
6.
(transitive) (US & Canadian) to treat as an expense for book-keeping or tax purposes
n.

“charges incurred in the discharge of duty,” late 14c. See expense (n.).
n.

late 14c., from Anglo-French expense, Old French espense “money provided for expenses,” from Late Latin expensa “disbursement, outlay, expense,” noun use of neuter plural past participle of Latin expendere “to weigh out money, to pay down” (see expend).

Latin spensa also yielded Medieval Latin spe(n)sa, whose sense specialized to “outlay for provisions,” then “provisions, food,” which was borrowed into Old High German as spisa and is the root of German Speise “food,” now mostly meaning prepared food, and speisen “to eat.”
v.

1909, from expense (n.). Related: Expensed; expensing.
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