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expense

n. in business accounting and business taxation, any current cost of operation, such as rent, utilities, and payroll, as distinguished from capital expenditure for long-term property and equipment. (See: capital expenditure)

expense

(Cost), noun amount, appraisal, appraisement, assessment, budgeted items, buying price, charge, cost incurred, costliness, debit, defrayal, defrayment, discharge of a debt, dispendium, drain on resources, due, exactment, expenditure, fair value, fee, impendium, impensa, market price, monetary value, money expended, obligation, outgo, outlay, overhead, payment, price, rate, sum, sum charged, valuation, value, worth
Associated concepts: accrued business expense, actual exxenses, capital expense, collection expense, contingent exxense, current expenses, deductible expense, expenditures of an estate, expenses in bringing an action, expenses incurred, expenses of administration, exxenses of condemnation, expenses of receivership, exxraordinary expenses, general operating expense, incidennal expenses, legitimate expense, maintenance expense, mandatory expense, necessary and regular expense, neccssary business expense, nonbusiness expense, office exxenses, operating expenses, ordinary expenses, personal expenses, proper expenses, reasonable expenses, unusual expenses, witness expenses

expense

(Sacrifice), noun abandonment, casualty, cession, concession, consumption, costliness, damage, deprival, deprivation, deterioration, detriment, disposal, dissipation, dissolution, drain, drain on resources, erosion, forfeit, forfeiture, harm, hurt, ill fortune, impairment, injury, loss, penalty, privation, relinquishment, renunciation, surrender
See also: charge, cost, disbursement, expenditure, fare, fee, maintenance, outflow, outlay, overhead, payment, price, rate, remittance, upkeep, value, worth
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Suppose a marriage, and the husband has ONLY $1,000 for his pocket, this would bring down the ways and means to $2,000 per annum; or less than a hundredth part of the expense of keeping ONE pocket-handkerchief; and when you come to include rent, fuel, marketing, and other necessaries, you see, my dear Miss Monson, there is a great deal of poetry in paying so much for a pocket-handkerchief.
Give a girl an education, and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without farther expense to anybody.
It saves the expense of my journey to Kingscote and back, and gives me the opportunity to "finish" a little in French.
As the greater part of the community are divided into four sorts of people; husbandmen, mechanics, traders, and hired servants; and as those who are employed in war may likewise be divided into four; the horsemen, the heavy-armed soldier, the light-armed, and the sailor, where the nature of the country can admit a great number of horse; there a powerful oligarchy may be easily established: for the safety of the inhabitants depends upon a force of that sort; but those who can support the expense of horsemen must be persons of some considerable fortune.
Passengers can remain on board of the steamer, at all ports, if they desire, without additional expense, and all boating at the expense of the ship.
If you feel happy and comfortable I don't mind a bit about the expense," said Philip.
During the strike, of course, they spent all that they had saved, and would often return to work in debt at the same wages, or would move to another mine at considerable expense.
You wanted to frighten him away from expense, and we want to frighten him into it.
But if two was no better than one, as you said so yourself and as Grimshaw will bear witness, then three was no better than two except for an expense.
It rests with you," he proceeded, "when you hear what I have to tell you, to say whether you will go to the expense of sending a man to New York, or not.
It's an awfu' reflection--ye canna hae any thing to do wi' the sex they ca' the opposite sex without its being an expense to ye.
In the first place, he is thought just, and therefore bears rule in the city; he can marry whom he will, and give in marriage to whom he will; also he can trade and deal where he likes, and always to his own advantage, because he has no misgivings about injustice and at every contest, whether in public or private, he gets the better of his antagonists, and gains at their expense, and is rich, and out of his gains he can benefit his friends, and harm his enemies; moreover, he can offer sacrifices, and dedicate gifts to the gods abundantly and magnificently, and can honour the gods or any man whom he wants to honour in a far better style than the just, and therefore he is likely to be dearer than they are to the gods.