Costing
Cost Cost (k[o^]st; 115), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cost}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Costing}.] [OF. coster, couster, F. co[^u]ter, fr. L. constare to stand at, to cost; con- + stare to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Constant}.] 1. To require to be given, expended, or laid out therefor, as in barter, purchase, acquisition, etc.; to cause the cost, expenditure, relinquishment, or loss of; as, the ticket cost a dollar; the effort cost his life. [1913 Webster]

A diamond gone, cost me two thousand ducats. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Though it cost me ten nights' watchings. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To require to be borne or suffered; to cause. [1913 Webster]

To do him wanton rites, which cost them woe. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{To cost dear}, to require or occasion a large outlay of money, or much labor, self-denial, suffering, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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