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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cost v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cost; p. pr. & vb. n. Costing.]
 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.
    A diamond gone, cost me two thousand ducats.   --Shak.
    Though it cost me ten nights' watchings.   --Shak.
 2. To require to be borne or suffered; to cause.
    To do him wanton rites, which cost them woe.   --Milton.
 To cost dear, to require or occasion a large outlay of money, or much labor, self-denial, suffering, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : cost accounting