cost cost  /ˈkɑst/


  1. (n) the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
  2. (n) the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
  3. (n) value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something
  4. (v) be priced at
  5. (v) require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice


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  1. Third, the Lewis and Clark venture cost next to nothing by today's standards.
  2. PTI Magazine: Who's to blame for outrageous prescription drug costs and what we can do about it.
  3. If you have to sell a house, you're probably wondering what's the smartest, most cost-effective approach.


  1. Brazilians protest high cost of hosting World Cup

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — About 1,000 protesters complaining about the high cost of staging the World Cup demonstrated in front of the National Stadium in Brasilia just hours before Brazil played Japan in the opening match of the Confederations Cup on Saturday.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Our Readers' Views: The cost of gun violence

    The dollar cost of gun violence. Estimates can run anywhere from $12 billion to $37 billion depending on your source. Can we all agree that the cost is too high? There are other “costs” to our society, neighborhoods and families that are not as quantifiable as the almighty dollar. Imagine the “cost” to the people killed, especially the kids. The “cost” of years of agony, grief and depression for ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Sierra Vista Herald

  3. With Cost Leadership, SanDisk Remains in Charge

    With Cost Leadership, SanDisk Remains in Charge        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool


  1. "The common feature of these five decisions is that they posed a trade-off between cost and well safety," the letter said.
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Henry Waxman Source: Financial Times

  2. "When our government has information on a known extremist and that information is not shared and acted upon as it should have been so that this extremist boards a plane with dangerous explosives that could have cost nearly 300 lives, a systemic...
    on Dec 29, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews (blog)

  3. "Other parties besides BP may be responsible for cost and liabilities arising from the oil spill, and we expect those parties to live up to their obligations," BP said last Friday.
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Tony Hayward Source: Seattle Times

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