What does the word expense mean?

Usage examples for expense

  1. Mr. Collingwood turned out the loose change in his pocket and told me not to spare expense. – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. " I could not clear myself at your expense"- a fact which Beatrice understood perfectly well. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  3. Then, there will really be no heavy expense to start with, will there? – The Blue Birds' Winter Nest by Lillian Elizabeth Roy