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a. Something spent to attain a goal or accomplish a purpose: an expense of time and energy on the project.
b. A loss for the sake of something gained; a sacrifice: achieved speed at the expense of accuracy.
2. An expenditure of money; a cost: an improvement that was well worth the expense; a trip with all expenses paid.
3. expenses
a. Charges incurred by an employee in the performance of work: was reimbursed for her travel expenses.
b. Informal Money allotted for payment of such charges.
4. Something requiring the expenditure of money: Redecorating the house will be a considerable expense.
5. Archaic The act of expending.
tr.v. ex·pensed, ex·pens·ing, ex·pens·es
1. To charge with expenses.
2. To write off as an expense.
at (one's) expense
To one's detriment or chagrin: telling jokes at my expense.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin (pecūnia) expēnsa, (money) paid out, feminine past participle of expendere, to pay out; see expend.]
نَفَقَاتنَفَقات، مَصاريف
chi phí


[ɪksˈpɛnsɪs] npl (Comm) → spese fpl
all expenses paid → spesato/a di tutto
it's on expenses → paga la ditta


(ikˈspend) verb
to use or spend (supplies etc).
exˈpenditure (-tʃə) noun
the act of spending. the expenditure of money and resources; His expenditure(s) amounted to $500.
exˈpense (-s) noun
1. the spending of money etc; cost. I've gone to a lot of expense to educate you well.
2. a cause of spending. What an expense clothes are!
exˈpenses (-siz) noun plural
money spent in carrying out a job etc. His firm paid his travelling expenses.
exˈpensive (-siv) adjective
costing a great deal. expensive clothes.
at the expense of
1. being paid for by; at the cost of. He equipped the expedition at his own expense; At the expense of his health he finally completed the work.
2. making (a person) appear ridiculous. He told a joke at his wife's expense.


نَفَقَات výdaje udgifter Ausgaben έξοδα gastos kulut frais troškovi spese 経費 경비 uitgaven kostnader wydatki despesas расходы utgifter ค่าใช้จ่าย masraflar chi phí 费用
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But the expenses of starting the Entertainment are beyond the reach of any means we possess.
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