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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Costly  \Cost"ly\  (k?st"l?;  115),  a.  [From  Cost  expense.] 
  1.  Of  great  cost;  expensive;  dear. 
 
  He  had  fitted  up  his  palace  in  the  most  costly  and 
  sumptuous  style,  for  the  accomodation  of  the 
  princess.  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  Gorgeous;  sumptuous.  [Poetic.] 
 
  To  show  how  costly  summer  was  at  hand.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  costly 
  adj  1:  entailing  great  loss  or  sacrifice;  "a  dearly-won  victory" 
  [syn:  {dearly-won}] 
  2:  having  a  high  price;  "costly  jewelry";  "high-priced 
  merchandise";  "much  too  dear  for  my  pocketbook";  "a  pricey 
  restaurant"  [syn:  {dear(p)},  {high-priced},  {pricey},  {pricy}] 




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