Pronunciation: kǒst; 115
n.1.A rib; a side; a region or coast.
Betwixt the costs of a ship.
- B. Jonson.
2.(Her.) See Cottise.
v. t.1.To require to be given, expended, or laid out therefor, as in barter, purchase, acquisition, etc.; to cause the cost, expenditure, relinquishment, or loss of; as, the ticket cost a dollar; the effort cost his life.
[imp. & p. p. Cost; p. pr. & vb. n. Costing.]
A diamond gone, cost me two thousand ducats.
- Shak.
Though it cost me ten nights' watchings.
- Shak.
2.To require to be borne or suffered; to cause.
To do him wanton rites, which cost them woe.
- Milton.
To cost dear
to require or occasion a large outlay of money, or much labor, self-denial, suffering, etc.
n.1.The amount paid, charged, or engaged to be paid, for anything bought or taken in barter; charge; expense; hence, whatever, as labor, self-denial, suffering, etc., is requisite to secure benefit.
2.Loss of any kind; detriment; pain; suffering.
3.(Law) Expenses incurred in litigation.
Bill of costs
See under Bill.
Cost free
without outlay or expense.
- Thackeray.
Noun1.cost - the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
2.Costcost - the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold); "the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver"; "he puts a high price on his services"; "he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection"
3.cost - value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something; "the cost in human life was enormous"; "the price of success is hard work"; "what price glory?"
Synonyms: toll, price
Verb1.cost - be priced at; "These shoes cost $100"
Synonyms: be
2.cost - require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice; "This mistake cost him his job"
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