- money allowed to a successful party in a lawsuit in compensation for legal expenses incurred, chargeable to the unsuccessful party.
- money due to a court or one of its officers for services in a cause.
verb (used with object), cost or, for 10, cost·ed;cost·ing.
verb (used without object), cost·ed or cost;cost·ing.
Verb Phrases past and past participle cost·ed or cost;present participle cost·ing.
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Idioms for cost
Origin of cost
synonym study for cost
OTHER WORDS FROM costcostless, adjectivecost·less·ness, nounre·cost, verb (used with object), re·cost, re·cost·ing.
Definition for cost (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for cost
She's costed me a deal already, but she ain't got all the money.
Walkin' 'long—quite shober—sud'ly 'costed by man dressed like 'pleeceman.
The things that friend Brown Shiped to me by the Express costed $24-1/4.The Underground Railroad|William Still
She already found where Louis Sen makes mistakes, which Gott weiss wie vile it costed us yet.The Competitive Nephew|Montague Glass
British Dictionary definitions for cost
- the amount paid for a commodity by its sellerto sell at cost
- (as modifier)the cost price
verb costs, costing or cost
Derived forms of costcostless, adjective
Word Origin for cost
Idioms and Phrases with cost
see arm and a leg, cost an; at all costs; pretty penny, cost a.