- IPA: /ɪkˈspɛns/
- A spending or consuming, often a disbursement of funds.
- She went to great expense to ensure her children would get the best education.
- Buying the car was a big expense, but will be worth it in the long run.
- We had a training weekend in New York, at the expense of our company.
- The elimination or consumption of something, sometimes with the notion of loss or damage to the thing eliminated.
- Jones reached the final at the expense of Smith, who couldn't beat him.
- (obsolete) Loss.
- German: Verlust
expense (expenses, present participle expensing; past and past participle expensed)
- (transitive) To charge a cost against an expense account; to bill something to the company for which one works.
- It should be acceptable to expense a business lunch with a client.