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English Dictionary: costing by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. cost accounting
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.
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