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Meaning & Definition of Expense in English

English

Expense

/ɪkspɛns/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • expense
  • ,
  • disbursal
  • ,
  • disbursement

2. A detriment or sacrifice

  • "At the expense of"
    synonym:
  • expense

3. Money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer

  • "He kept a careful record of his expenses at the meeting"
    synonym:
  • expense

verb

1. Reduce the estimated value of something

  • "For tax purposes you can write off the laser printer"
    synonym:
  • expense
  • ,
  • write off
  • ,
  • write down

Examples of using

Tom was caught padding his expense account.
We had a good laugh at Tom's expense.
Please don't go to any expense on my account.