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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cost  \Cost\,  n.  [OF.  cost,  F.  co[^u]t.  See  {Cost},  v.  t.  ] 
  1.  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. 
 
  One  day  shall  crown  the  alliance  on  't  so  please 
  you  Here  at  my  house,  and  at  my  proper  cost. 
  --Shak. 
 
  At  less  cost  of  life  than  is  often  expended  in  a 
  skirmish,  [Charles  V.]  saved  Europe  from  invasion. 
  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  Loss  of  any  kind  detriment;  pain;  suffering. 
 
  I  know  thy  trains,  Though  dearly  to  my  cost,  thy 
  gins  and  toils.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  pl  (Law)  Expenses  incurred  in  litigation. 
 
  Note:  Costs  in  actions  or  suits  are  either  between  attorney 
  and  client,  being  what  are  payable  in  every  case  to  the 
  attorney  or  counsel  by  his  client  whether  he  ultimately 
  succeed  or  not  or  between  party  and  party,  being  those 
  which  the  law  gives  or  the  court  in  its  discretion 
  decrees,  to  the  prevailing,  against  the  losing,  party. 
 
  {Bill  of  costs}.  See  under  {Bill}. 
 
  {Cost  free},  without  outlay  or  expense.  ``Her  duties  being  to 
  talk  French,  and  her  privileges  to  live  cost  free  and  to 
  gather  scraps  of  knowledge.''  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cost  \Cost\  (k?st;  115),  n.  [L.  costa  rib.  See  {Coast}.] 
  1.  A  rib;  a  side  a  region  or  coast.  [Obs.]  --Piers  Plowman. 
 
  Betwixt  the  costs  of  a  ship.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  2.  (Her.)  See  {Cottise}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cost  \Cost\  (k[o^]st;  115),  v.  t.  [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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cottise  \Cot"tise\  (k[o^]t"t[i^]s),  n.  [Cf.  F.  c[ocit]t['e] 
  side  L.  costa  rib.]  (Her.) 
  A  diminutive  of  the  bendlet,  containing  one  half  its  area  or 
  one  quarter  the  area  of  the  bend.  When  a  single  cottise  is 
  used  alone  it  is  often  called  a  {cost}.  See  also 
  {Couple-close}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cost 
  n  1:  the  total  spent  for  goods  or  services  including  money  and 
  time  and  labor 
  2:  the  property  of  having  material  worth  (often  indicated  by 
  the  amount  of  money  something  would  bring  if  sold):  "the 
  fluctuating  monetary  value  of  gold  and  silver";  "he  puts  a 
  high  price  on  his  services";  "he  couldn't  calculate  the 
  cost  of  the  collection"  [syn:  {monetary  value},  {price}] 
  3:  value  measured  by  what  must  be  given  or  done  or  undergone  to 
  obtain  something:  "the  cost  in  human  life  was  enormous"; 
  "the  price  of  success  is  hard  work";  "what  price  glory?" 
  [syn:  {price},  {toll}] 
  v  1:  be  priced  at  "These  shoes  cost  $100"  [syn:  {be}] 
  2:  require  to  lose,  suffer,  or  sacrifice;  "This  mistake  cost 
  him  his  job" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cost,  TX 
  Zip  code(s):  78614 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  COST 
  COpenhagen  SGML  Tool  (SGML),  CoST" 
 
 




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