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Definitions of cost

  1. be priced at; " These shoes cost $ 100"
  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"
  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?"
  4. the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
  5. require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice; " This mistake cost him his job"
  6. A rib; a side; a region or coast.
  7. See Cottise.
  8. of Cost
  9. 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.
  10. To require to be borne or suffered; to cause.
  11. 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.
  12. Loss of any kind; detriment; pain; suffering.
  13. Expenses incurred in litigation.
  14. Costly.
  15. 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.
  16. Charge, expense, labor.
  17. To bring a certain price: to require to be laid out or suffered:- pa. t. and pa. p. cost.
  18. What is laid out, or suffered to obtain anything- pl. expenses of a lawsuit.
  19. Cost.
  20. Price paid or demanded for anything; expense; loss; damage.
  21. To amount to in price.
  22. To require as a price; cause the loss of, as of life.
  23. The price paid for anything; outlay; expense; charge.
  24. The sums allowed by the court for charges of a suit awarded against the party losing.
  25. The price charged or paid for a thing; expense; loss; detriment; pain; suffering.
  26. To be bought for; to require to be expended.
  27. Law charges.
  28. To be had at the price; to be bought for; to require to be given, laid out, bestowed, or employed; to cause to bear or suffer.
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Usage examples for cost

  1. He saw what every desire of his must cost him in the days of his life. – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  2. You would naturally think so and the thought has cost several their lives before now. – The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle
  3. It did not cost him half as much to do so as it would have cost him two years ago not to get it. – Shenac's Work at Home by Margaret Murray Robertson
  4. " And, besides, hens cost a great deal," said Mrs. Owen. – Peggy in Her Blue Frock by Eliza Orne White
  5. We have taken it up now, but at what a cost! – Native Races and the War by Josephine Elizabeth Butler
  6. I was saved, but at what a cost! – The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells
  7. It may cost a little bit more. – Gigolo by Edna Ferber
  8. A word against either would have cost any man his life in those days. – Castilian Days by John Hay
  9. Still, though it cost her an effort, she asked him a few questions. – Long Odds by Harold Bindloss
  10. They are talking of trouble and of cost. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  11. You can sell me the place for what it cost you. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  12. Wouldn't cost you nothin', would it? – Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: In Mizzoura by Augustus Thomas
  13. What is the difference in the cost? – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  14. What would a new one cost? – The Cock-House at Fellsgarth by Talbot Baines Reed
  15. And Bussy answers: " So far as I can see, her mourning will not cost her much." – Queens of the French Stage by H. Noel Williams
  16. Do you know how much this dress cost me? – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  17. The horse may not be so pretty, but it will cost less to keep him. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  18. The mine is so far back, he said, that it would cost almost more than it is worth to bring it to the river. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  19. How much does it cost to send a letter to England? – Studies in Civics by James T. McCleary
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