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Definition of Cost


  1. A rib; a side; a region or coast.
  2. See Cottise.
  3. of Cost
  4. 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.
  5. To require to be borne or suffered; to cause.
  6. 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.
  7. Loss of any kind; detriment; pain; suffering.
  8. Expenses incurred in litigation.

Cost Quotations

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
Winston Churchill

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
John F. Kennedy

My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.
Steve Jobs

You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
Bob Hope

The negative side of the American Dream comes when people pursue success at any cost, which in turn destroys the vision and the dream.
Azar Nafisi
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Cost Translations

cost in Afrikaans is kos
cost in Danish is koste
cost in Dutch is kosten
cost in Finnish is maksaa
cost in German is kosten
cost in Italian is costare
cost in Latin is sumptus
cost in Portuguese is custo, custar
cost in Spanish is coste, gastos, costar
cost in Swedish is kostnad, pris, kostnad
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