3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cost \Cost\ (k[o^]st; 115), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Cost}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Costing}.] [OF. coster, couster, F. co[^u]ter, fr. L. constare to stand at, to cost; con- + stare to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Constant}.]

1. 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.

A diamond gone, cost me two thousand ducats. --Shak.

Though it cost me ten nights' watchings. --Shak.

2. To require to be borne or suffered; to cause.

To do him wanton rites, which cost them woe. --Milton.

{To cost dear}, to require or occasion a large outlay of money, or much labor, self-denial, suffering, etc.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

costing \costing\ n. cost accounting. [British] [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: cost accounting

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