- 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.
Idioms about 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.
Other definitions for cost (2 of 2)
How to use cost in a sentence
And in this instance that attitude costed somebody their life.
If fully costed, no one would prefer a Medicare policy to a private plan.
She already found where Louis Sen makes mistakes, which Gott weiss wie vile it costed us yet.The Competitive Nephew|Montague Glass
A hundred and twenty-five dollars the fiddle costed me and that's all I charge up.Abe and Mawruss|Montague Glass
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's costed me a deal already, but she ain't got all the money.
British Dictionary definitions for cost
- the amount paid for a commodity by its sellerto sell at cost
- (as modifier)the cost price
Derived forms of costcostless, adjective
Word Origin for cost
Other Idioms and Phrases with cost
see arm and a leg, cost an; at all costs; pretty penny, cost a.