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1. cost

noun. ['ˈkɑːst, ˈkɔst'] the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor.

Synonyms

  • capital expenditure
  • borrowing cost
  • damage
  • outlay
  • cost overrun
  • replacement cost
  • spending
  • terms
  • ransom money
  • marketing cost
  • outgo
  • unit cost
  • portage
  • expense
  • disbursal
  • price
  • expenditure
  • ransom
  • distribution cost
  • opportunity cost
  • payment
  • production cost
  • disbursement
  • cost of living
  • charge
  • reproduction cost
  • physical value
  • handling charge

Antonyms

  • nonpayment
  • calm
  • overcharge
  • discharge

Etymology

  • cost (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cost (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • costen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • coster (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Example sentences of the word cost


1. Noun, singular or mass
The cost of color ink is also significantly higher than black ink or toner.

2. Verb, past participle
Whiteboards are cost effective, inexpensive and have low running costs.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Erasers cost between $3 and $8 and dry-erase markers cost between $2 and $10 each.

4. Verb, base form
A repair service will cost as much or more to fix the problem as purchasing a new laptop.

5. Verb, past tense
In 2010, lift tickets cost $62 Canadian.

Quotes containing the word cost


1. Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.
- John Adams

2. Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost.
- James Thurber

3. Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
- Walter Cronkite

2. cost-plus_contract

noun. a contract in which the contractor is paid his total cost plus a stated percentage of profit.

Antonyms

  • expand

3. cost-effective

adjective. productive relative to the cost.

Synonyms

  • cost-efficient

Antonyms

  • ineffective
  • incompetent

4. cost-plus

adjective. determining payment based on the actual cost of production plus an agreed-upon fee or rate of profit.

Synonyms

  • undetermined

Antonyms

  • certain
  • conclusive

5. low-cost

adjective. ['ˌloʊˈkɔst'] that you have the financial means for.

Synonyms

  • cheap
  • affordable
  • inexpensive

Antonyms

  • tasteful
  • superior
  • generous
  • pricey

6. cost-benefit_analysis

noun. an analysis of the cost effectiveness of different alternatives in order to see whether the benefits outweigh the costs.

Synonyms

  • analysis

Antonyms

  • chemical process
  • chemosynthesis

7. cost

verb. ['ˈkɑːst, ˈkɔst'] be priced at.

Synonyms

  • knock back
  • be
  • put back

Antonyms

  • arise
  • pay cash
  • importance
  • unimportance

Etymology

  • cost (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cost (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • costen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • coster (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. cost

verb. ['ˈkɑːst, ˈkɔst'] require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice.

Synonyms

  • necessitate
  • demand
  • ask
  • require
  • need
  • involve
  • postulate
  • take

Antonyms

  • unburden
  • empty
  • negative charge
  • positive charge

Etymology

  • cost (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cost (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • costen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • coster (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. cost

noun. ['ˈkɑːst, ˈkɔst'] the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold).

Synonyms

  • value
  • assessment
  • monetary value
  • average cost
  • marginal cost
  • incremental cost
  • expensiveness
  • price
  • inexpensiveness

Antonyms

  • inexpensiveness
  • stay
  • appreciate
  • mark down

Etymology

  • cost (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cost (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • costen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • coster (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. cost

noun. ['ˈkɑːst, ˈkɔst'] value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something.

Synonyms

  • death toll
  • toll
  • price

Antonyms

  • cash
  • credit
  • linger
  • absolve

Etymology

  • cost (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cost (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • costen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • coster (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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