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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

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

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

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. - Blaise Pascal
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Blaise Pascal

Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.
John Adams

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
Arthur Ashe
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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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