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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

I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
Abraham Lincoln

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

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
Hannah More

Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.
Nelson Mandela
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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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