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English Dictionary: cost by the DICT Development Group
6 results for cost
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): monetary value, price, cost
  3. 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?"
    Synonym(s): price, cost, toll
  1. be priced at; "These shoes cost $100"
    Synonym(s): cost, be
  2. require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice; "This mistake cost him his job"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cost \Cost\, n. [OF. cost, F. co[ucir]t. See {Cost}, v. t. ]
      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.
                     One day shall crown the alliance on 't so please
                     you, Here at my house, and at my proper cost.
                     At less cost of life than is often expended in a
                     skirmish, [Charles V.] saved Europe from invasion.
      2. Loss of any kind; detriment; pain; suffering.
                     I know thy trains, Though dearly to my cost, thy
                     gins and toils.                                 --Milton.
      3. pl. (Law) Expenses incurred in litigation.
      Note: Costs in actions or suits are either between attorney
               and client, being what are payable in every case to the
               attorney or counsel by his client whether he ultimately
               succeed or not, or between party and party, being those
               which the law gives, or the court in its discretion
               decrees, to the prevailing, against the losing, party.
      {Bill of costs}. See under {Bill}.
      {Cost free}, without outlay or expense. [bd]Her duties being
            to talk French, and her privileges to live cost free and
            to gather scraps of knowledge.[b8] --Thackeray.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cost \Cost\ (k?st; 115), n. [L. costa rib. See {Coast}.]
      1. A rib; a side; a region or coast. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
                     Betwixt the costs of a ship.               --B. Jonson.
      2. (Her.) See {Cottise}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cost \Cost\ (k[ocr]st; 115), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cost}; p. pr.
      & vb. n. {Costing}.] [OF. coster, couster, F. co[ucir]ter,
      fr. L. constare to stand at, to cost; con- + stare to stand.
      See {Stand}, and cf. {Constant}.]
      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.
                     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.
      {To cost dear}, to require or occasion a large outlay of
            money, or much labor, self-denial, suffering, etc.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cottise \Cot"tise\ (k[ocr]t"t[icr]s), n. [Cf. F. c[ocit]t[82]
      side, L. costa rib.] (Her.)
      A diminutive of the bendlet, containing one half its area or
      one quarter the area of the bend. When a single cottise is
      used alone it is often called a {cost}. See also

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Cost, TX
      Zip code(s): 78614
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