|1.||a particular payment of money; expenditure|
|2.||money needed for individual purchases; cost; charge|
|3.||(plural) 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|
|6.||(US), (Canadian) (tr) to treat as an expense for book-keeping or tax purposes|
|[C14: from Late Latin expēnsa, from Latin expēnsus weighed out; see |
see at the expense of; go to the trouble (expense); money (expense) is no object.