expensed

expense

[ik-spens]
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.
a.
charges incurred during a business assignment or trip.
b.
money paid as reimbursement for such charges: to receive a salary and 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.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin expēnsa, noun use of feminine of expēnsus, past participle of expendere to expend

expenseless, adjective
preexpense, noun


1. outlay, expenditure. See price.
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expense (ɪkˈspɛns)
 
n
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
 
vb
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 expend]

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Word Origin & History

expense
late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. expense, O.Fr. espense "money provided for expenses," from L.L. expensa "disbursement, outlay, expense," prop. neut. pl. pp. of L. expendere "to weigh out money, to pay down" (see expend). Related: Expenses. Latin spensa also yielded M.L. spe(n)sa,
whose sense specialized to "outlay for provisions," then "provisions, food," which was borrowed into O.H.G. as spisa and is the root of Ger. Speise "food," now mostly meaning prepared food, and speisen "to eat."
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expense definition


  1. n.
    a baby; a child. (See also deduction.) : The little expense just cries, craps, and chows.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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