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cost the amount charged or given in payment for services or goods; price. [6 definitions]
cost accounting an accounting system in which all costs of production and distribution are itemized and allocated, as to various products.
costal of or relating to the ribs or the rib area.
costar one of two or more lead performers in the same presentation. [3 definitions]
Costa Rica a Central American country between Panama and Nicaragua.
cost-effective producing optimum results for the amount spent; efficient or economical.
costive having or causing difficult or infrequent bowel movement; constipated or constipating. [2 definitions]
costless combined form of cost.
costly of high cost, value, or expense. [2 definitions]
cost of living the average cost of food, shelter, clothes, and other basic necessities for a household or a single person.
cost-of-living determined by, or adjusted to, changes in the cost of living.
cost-plus the sum of the actual costs of manufacture and a previously fixed profit. [2 definitions]
cost-push of or denoting the situation in which higher costs of production cause higher retail prices. (Cf. demand-pull.)
costume the type or style of clothing, jewelry, makeup, and the like worn in a particular place or time or by members of a particular profession or group. [4 definitions]
costume jewelry jewelry made of inexpensive materials or set with imitation or semiprecious stones.
costumer a person who makes, sells, or rents costumes, as for costume parties or theater companies.
cosy variant of cozy.
cot1 a small portable bed, esp. one that folds up. [2 definitions]
cot2 a small dwelling, such as a hut. [3 definitions]
cotangent in trigonometry, the ratio between the side adjacent to a given acute angle in a right triangle and the opposite side.
cote a small shelter, esp. one built for birds or animals.