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Meaning & Definition of Cost in English

English

Cost

/kɑst/

noun

1. The total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor

    synonym:
  • cost

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"
    synonym:
  • monetary value
  • ,
  • price
  • ,
  • cost

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?"
    synonym:
  • price
  • ,
  • cost
  • ,
  • toll

verb

1. Be priced at

  • "These shoes cost $100"
    synonym:
  • cost
  • ,
  • be

2. Require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice

  • "This mistake cost him his job"
    synonym:
  • cost

Examples of using

How much did you say this cost?
It must have cost a fortune.
It's great that you like to be good, to grow, to evolve; however, doing it at the cost of others or undervaluing his or her work is unforgivable. Who commits it is, in fact, in decadence rather than ascension.