Word of the Day: Expensive


ex-pen-sive / ĭk-spĕn-sĭv


1. costing a lot of money

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

African Proverb

2. characterized by charging high prices

It [Bijan] has been called ‘the most expensive store in the world’, catering to the wealthiest of the wealthy and carrying things like a $15,000 vicuña coat, a $120,000 Chinchilla bedspread and a $65,000 crocodile trimmed luggage set.

“The Most Expensive Store in the World”, ‘The Orange County Register’, www.ocregister.com/2011/04/29/the-most-expensive-store-in-the-world, April 29, 2011

3. involving a great sacrifice or loss

It was an expensive battle in terms of human life.

From “Vietnam Studies – The War in the Northern Provinces 1966 – 1968” by Lt. Gen. Willard Pearson, 1915 – 1996