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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  costing 
  n  :  (British)  cost  accounting 




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