Expense

Expenditure is an outflow of money, or any form of fortune in general, to another person or group as payment for an item, service, or other category of costs.

For a tenant, rent is an expense. For students or parents, tuition is an expense.

Buying , clothing, furniture or an automobile is often referred to as an expense.

An expense is a cost that is “paid” or “remitted”, usually in exchange for something of value.

Something that seems to cost a great deal is “expensive”. Something that seems to cost little is “inexpensive”.

Expenses of the table” are expenses of dining, refreshments, a feast, etc.