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EXPENSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does expense mean? 

EXPENSE (noun)
  The noun EXPENSE has 3 senses:

1. amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
2. a detriment or sacrifice
3. money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer

  Familiarity information: EXPENSE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPENSE (noun)


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Meaning:

Amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

disbursal; disbursement; expense

Hypernyms ("expense" is a kind of...):

cost (the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "expense"):

business expense; trade expense (ordinary and necessary expenses incurred in a taxpayer's business or trade)

personal expense (the cost of personal or family living)

budget items; operating cost; operating expense; overhead (the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes)

moving expense (the cost of moving your residence from one location to another)

non-cash expense (an expense (such as depreciation) that is not paid for in cash)

medical expense (amount spent for diagnosis or treatment or prevention of medical problems)

lobbying expense (expenses incurred in promoting or evaluating legislation)

interest expense (interest paid on loans)


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Meaning:

A detriment or sacrifice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

at the expense of

Hypernyms ("expense" is a kind of...):

detriment; hurt (a damage or loss)


Sense 3expense [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Context example:

he kept a careful record of his expenses at the meeting

Hypernyms ("expense" is a kind of...):

expenditure; outgo; outlay (money paid out)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "expense"):

incidental; incidental expense; minor expense ((frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified)

travel expense ((frequently plural) expenses incurred by an employee in the performance of the job and usually reimbursed by the employer)


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