What does COST mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cost(noun)

    the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor

  2. monetary value, price, cost(noun)

    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. price, cost, toll(verb)

    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. cost, be(verb)

    be priced at

    "These shoes cost $100"

  5. cost(verb)

    require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice

    "This mistake cost him his job"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cost(noun)

    a rib; a side; a region or coast

    Etymology: [OF. coster, couster, F. coter, fr. L. constare to stand at, to cost; con- + stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Constant.]

  2. Cost(noun)

    see Cottise

    Etymology: [OF. coster, couster, F. coter, fr. L. constare to stand at, to cost; con- + stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Constant.]

  3. Cost

    of Cost

    Etymology: [OF. coster, couster, F. coter, fr. L. constare to stand at, to cost; con- + stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Constant.]

  4. Cost(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OF. coster, couster, F. coter, fr. L. constare to stand at, to cost; con- + stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Constant.]

  5. Cost(verb)

    to require to be borne or suffered; to cause

    Etymology: [OF. coster, couster, F. coter, fr. L. constare to stand at, to cost; con- + stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Constant.]

  6. Cost(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OF. coster, couster, F. coter, fr. L. constare to stand at, to cost; con- + stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Constant.]

  7. Cost(verb)

    loss of any kind; detriment; pain; suffering

    Etymology: [OF. coster, couster, F. coter, fr. L. constare to stand at, to cost; con- + stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Constant.]

  8. Cost(verb)

    expenses incurred in litigation

    Etymology: [OF. coster, couster, F. coter, fr. L. constare to stand at, to cost; con- + stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Constant.]

Freebase

  1. Cost

    In production, research, retail, and accounting, a cost is the value of money that has been used up to produce something, and hence is not available for use anymore. In business, the cost may be one of acquisition, in which case the amount of money expended to acquire it is counted as cost. In this case, money is the input that is gone in order to acquire the thing. This acquisition cost may be the sum of the cost of production as incurred by the original producer, and further costs of transaction as incurred by the acquirer over and above the price paid to the producer. Usually, the price also includes a mark-up for profit over the cost of production. More generalized in the field of economics, cost is a metric that is totaling up as a result of a process or as a differential for the result of a decision. Hence cost is the metric used in the standard modeling paradigm applied to economic processes. Costs are often further described based on their timing or their applicability.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cost

    kost, v.t. to bring a certain price: to require to be laid out or suffered:—pa.t. and pa.p. cost.—n. what is laid out or suffered to obtain anything: (pl.) expenses of a lawsuit.—adj. Cost′-free, free of charge.—n. Cost′liness.—adv. Cost′ly, of great cost: high-priced: valuable.—Cost price, the price which the merchant pays.—Prime cost, the price of production, without regard to profit. [O. Fr. couster (Fr. coûter)—L. constāre, to stand at.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. cost

    In heraldry, one of the diminutives of the bend. It is a fourth part of the bend, and is usually borne in couples, with a head between.

Editors Contribution

  1. cost

    The price of a product, goods or services.

    The cost was affordable.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COST' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #664

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COST' in Written Corpus Frequency: #717

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COST' in Nouns Frequency: #106

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COST' in Verbs Frequency: #231

How to pronounce COST?

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How to say COST in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of COST in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of COST in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of COST in a Sentence

  1. President Obama:

    Russia has paid a significant cost.

  2. Harriet Du Autermont:

    No vision and you perish No Ideal, and you're lost Your heart must ever cherish Some faith at any cost. Some hope, some dream to cling to, Some rainbow in the sky, Some melody to sing to, Some service that is high.

  3. Nicholas II of Russia:

    In the days of the great struggle against the foreign enemies, who for nearly three years have tried to enslave our fatherland, the Lord God has been pleased to send down on Russia a new heavy trial. Internal popular disturbances threaten to have a disastrous effect on the future conduct of this persistent war. The destiny of Russia, the honor of our heroic army, the welfare of the people and the whole future of our dear fatherland demand that the war should be brought to a victorious conclusion whatever the cost. The cruel enemy is making his last efforts, and already the hour approaches when our glorious army together with our gallant allies will crush him. In these decisive days in the life of Russia, We thought it Our duty of conscience to facilitate for Our people the closest union possible and a consolidation of all national forces for the speedy attainment of victory. In agreement with the Imperial Duma We have thought it well to renounce the Throne of the Russian Empire and to

  4. James Nash:

    It will cost states millions( we don't have a more precise number) to come up with their 25 percent match, during a time when state budgets already are under unprecedented strain.

  5. Tim Pagett:

    The incumbents will have to respond to it (aggressive fee pricing), but virtual banks still have to make money, while they don't have to carry the cost of physical branch networks, they do actually have to carry cost and they do have shareholders who have certain return expectations.

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