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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expense  \Ex*pense"\,  n.  [L.  expensa  (sc.  pecunia),  or  expensum 
  fr  expensus,  p.  p.  of  expendere.  See  {Expend}.] 
  1.  A  spending  or  consuming;  disbursement;  expenditure. 
 
  Husband  nature's  riches  from  expense.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  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. 
  --Brougham. 
 
  3.  Loss  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  And  moan  the  expense  of  many  a  vanished  sight. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  {Expense  magazine}  (Mil.),  a  small  magazine  containing 
  ammunition  for  immediate  use  --H.  L.  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expense 
  n  1:  amounts  paid  for  goods  and  services  that  may  be  currently 
  tax  deductible  (as  opposed  to  capital  expenditures) 
  [syn:  {disbursal},  {disbursement}] 
  2:  a  detriment  or  sacrifice;  "at  the  expense  of" 
  3:  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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