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cost

cost

 
pronunciation:
kawst
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
at all costs
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the amount of money charged or paid for something.
The cost of cereal is higher than it used to be.
synonyms:
charge, price
similar words:
amount, bill, expense, fee, payment, rate, tab, tariff, toll, value
definition 2: the amount of money needed to make or produce something.
Production costs for computers are falling.
synonyms:
expense
definition 3: something lost or sacrificed.
The cost of war was the destruction of many homes.
synonyms:
price
antonyms:
advantage
similar words:
damage, forfeit, loss, penalty, sacrifice, toll
phrase: at all costs
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: cost, costing, costs
definition 1: to have the price of.
The shoes cost forty dollars.
synonyms:
sell for
similar words:
amount to
definition 2: to cause to lose.
His absence cost us the game.
synonyms:
rob of
similar words:
deprive of