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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·pense /ɪkˈspɛn(t)s/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 費用; 開支

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pense n.
 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.]
    And moan the expense of many a vanished sight.   --Spenser.
 Expense magazine Mil., a small magazine containing ammunition for immediate use.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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