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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.
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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