What is the meaning of cost?


  • The total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor.
  • The property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold. )
    • usage: "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"
  • Value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something.
    • usage: "the cost in human life was enormous"; "the price of success is hard work"; "what price glory"


  • Be priced at.
    • usage: "These shoes cost $100"
    • synonyms: be
  • Require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice.
    • usage: "This mistake cost him his job"
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APAWordNet. (2010). cost. Retrieved February 24, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/cost/definitions/1242620
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