Definition of Cost

1. Noun. The total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor.




2. Verb. Be priced at. "These shoes cost $100"
Exact synonyms: Be
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Knock Back, Put Back, Set Back

3. Noun. The property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold). "He couldn't calculate the cost of the collection"
Exact synonyms: Monetary Value, Price
Generic synonyms: Value
Specialized synonyms: Average Cost, Differential Cost, Incremental Cost, Marginal Cost, Expensiveness, Assessment, Inexpensiveness
Derivative terms: Costly

4. Verb. Require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice. "This mistake cost him his job"

5. Noun. Value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something. "What price glory?"
Exact synonyms: Price, Toll
Generic synonyms: Value
Specialized synonyms: Death Toll
Derivative terms: Costly

Definition of Cost

1. n. A rib; a side; a region or coast.

2. v. t. 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.

3. n. 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.

Definition of Cost

1. Noun. Manner; way; means; available course; contrivance. ¹

2. Noun. Quality; condition; property; value; worth; a wont or habit; disposition; nature; kind; characteristic. ¹

3. Noun. Amount of money, time, etc. that is required or used. ¹

4. Noun. A negative consequence or loss that occurs or is required to occur. ¹

5. Verb. To incur a charge, a price. ¹

6. Verb. To cause something to be lost. ¹

7. Verb. To calculate or estimate a value. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cost

1. to estimate a price for production of [v COST, COSTED, COSTING, COSTS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cost

cossacks
cossas
cosses
cosset
cosseted
cosseting
cossets
cossetted
cossetting
cossid
cossids
cossie
cossies
cossyrite
cossyrites
cost (current term)
cost, insurance and freight
cost-benefit analysis
cost-effective
cost-effectiveness
cost-efficient
cost-of-living
cost-of-living allowance
cost-of-living benefit
cost-of-living index
cost-plus
cost-plus contract
cost-pull inflation
cost a pretty penny
cost accountant

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