costing costing  /ˈkɔ stɪŋ/


  • (n) cost accounting


  1. Today, millions of transistors, each costing far less than a staple, can be etched on wafers of silicon.
  2. Experts say our expanding girth is killing us and costing the health-care system billions.
  3. The idea is to showcase Samant's range of Indian wines in a space that oozes class and cash--with bottles costing twice the average Indian weekly wage, it's meant to be exclusive.


  1. $6,000 could be needed to replace vandalized trees

    Vandals who recently hacked up four trees on South Winooski Avenue in Burlington could be costing taxpayers $6,000 to replace the greenery, but it's not just residents' wallets that are hurting.  It was a particularly painful morning for Eugene Aube as he cut down the very badly damaged Gingko trees.  "I hate to see them destroyed like that. I consider them sort of my children," Aube said. He's ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WPTZ Burlington

  2. Hair weave thefts costing Dallas shops thousands

    Hair weave thefts are on the rise in North Texas and costing local businesses tens of thousands of dollars.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 4 News Dallas - Fort Worth

  3. Bear Flags Wave for Petromatrix as Currency Routs Mean $147 Oil

    Crude is costing some developing countries almost $150 a barrel in real terms as currencies from the rupee to the rand tumble, signaling global oil demand is poised to weaken, according to Petromatrix GmbH.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. In the same breath, though, the president added: "It is a vital national security interest of the United States to reduce these conflicts because: when conflicts break out, one way or another, we get pulled into them. And that ends up costing us...
    on May 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  2. "It's spreading too many diseases and costing too many lives. We need to do a better job of catching contaminated food before it ever comes close to a kitchen table. My plan addressed the gaps in the inspection process and improves recalls and...
    on Oct 14, 2009 By: Kirsten Gillibrand Source: Food Safety News

  3. "Iraq is in crisis. The sectarian violence threatens the very existence of Iraq as a nation and has cost thousands of Iraqis their lives, as well as costing us the lives of our troops," Collins said.
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: Susan Collins Source:

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cynic cynic
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