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Cost meaning

cost - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. A rib; a side; a region or coast.
  2. 2. See Cottise.
  3. 3. of Cost
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To require to be borne or suffered; to cause.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Loss of any kind; detriment; pain; suffering.
  8. 8. Expenses incurred in litigation.
  9. 9. Costly.
  10. 10. To require in exchange for; to be the price of; to cause to bear or suffer; as, the attempt cost him much trouble; to require to be expended for.
  11. 11. Charge, expense, labor.
  12. 12. Costliness.
  13. 13. Cost.
  14. 14. Price paid or demanded for anything; expense; loss; damage.
  15. 15. To amount to in price.

cost - examples of usage

  1. " It don't cost me much to live. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. Well, no great harm has come of it; not so much cost or worry as you would expect. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. They may ask for something which is impossible, or would cost so much as to stop the trade altogether. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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