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Noun: cost  kóst
  1. The total spent for goods or services including money and time and labour
     
  2. 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";
    - monetary value, price
     
  3. Value measured by what must be given, done or undergone to obtain something
    "the cost in human life was enormous";
    - price, toll
Verb: cost (cost)  kóst
  1. Be priced at
    "These shoes cost $100";
    - be
     
  2. Require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice
    "This mistake cost him his job"
Verb: cost[2] (costed)  kóst
  1. Calculate the expense or expenses
    "the new building is not yet fully costed"

Derived forms: costing, costed, cost, costs

Type of: ask, be, call for, demand, expenditure, involve, necessitate, need, outgo [archaic], outlay, postulate, require, spend, spending, take, value

Encyclopedia: Cost, Texas