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Definitions of cost

  1. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To bring a certain price: to require to be laid out or suffered:-pa.t. and pa.p. cost. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To amount to in price. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To require as a price; cause the loss of, as of life. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice; "This mistake cost him his job" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To be bought for; to require to be expended. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. The sums allowed by the court for charges of a suit awarded against the party losing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Law charges. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. A rib; a side; a region or coast. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To require to be borne or suffered; to cause. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Loss of any kind; detriment; pain; suffering. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. Expenses incurred in litigation. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. Charge, expense, labor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. What is laid out, or suffered to obtain anything-pl. expenses of a lawsuit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Cost. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. Price paid or demanded for anything; expense; loss; damage. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. The price paid for anything; outlay; expense; charge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. The price charged or paid for a thing; expense; loss; detriment; pain; suffering. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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
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