n. A spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure. Using time, money, labor or resources to accomplish a result. The cost of goods or services. 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. Expense magazine (Mil.), a small magazine containing ammunition for immediate use. See: Operating Expenses.