Definition of Expensive

1. Adjective. High in price or charging high prices. "An expensive shop"




Definition of Expensive

1. a. Occasioning expense; calling for liberal outlay; costly; dear; liberal; as, expensive dress; an expensive house or family.

Definition of Expensive

1. Adjective. having a high price or cost ¹

2. Adjective. (computing) taking a lot of system time or resources ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Expensive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Expensive

expended
expender
expenders
expending
expenditure
expenditures
expends
expense
expense account
expense record
expensed
expenseful
expenseless
expenses
expensing
expensive (current term)
expensive drunk
expensively
expensiveness
expensivenesses
experienc't
experience
experience is the best teacher
experience point
experience points
experienceable
experienced
experiencedly
experienceless
experiencer

Literary usage of Expensive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"For laboratories that don't need an'expensive' top loader, yet can't use a'cheap'one. ... Why pay for an expensive balance your lab may not really need? ..."

2. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1914)
"he is afraid of exciting his expensive appetites, and summoning them as helpers in his struggle, so that, in true oligarchical style, he carries on the war ..."

3. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"... and expensive contour of (he iron way. i'eople will find equally thither л complete Sortiment of stranger wines, and of the kingdom, not and cold baths, ..."

4. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"Political elate of Portugal—Mr. Villiers' mission expensive and inefficient—Mr. Smart enc- ceeds him—Finds every thine in confusion— His efforts to restore ..."

5. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie (1889)
"It«'»8 506. held that "the word 'expensive' here is sect. 55. it was provided that the "expenses attach to it, but in its popular sense, mean- •Expenses ..."

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