Nearby words

  1. cossack,
  2. cossack hat,
  3. cossacks,
  4. cosset,
  5. cossie,
  6. cost accounting,
  7. cost center,
  8. cost centre,
  9. cost keeper,
  10. cost ledger

Idioms

    at all costs, regardless of the effort involved; by any means necessary: The stolen painting must be recovered at all costs.Also at any cost.

Origin of cost

1200–50; (v.) Middle English costen < Anglo-French, Old French co(u)ster < Latin constāre to stand together, be settled, cost; cf. constant; (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, noun derivative of the v.

Related formscost·less, adjectivecost·less·ness, nounre·cost, verb (used with object), re·cost, re·cost·ing.

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British Dictionary definitions for costed

cost

/ (kɒst) /

noun

verb costs, costing or cost

Derived Formscostless, adjective

Word Origin for cost

C13: from Old French (n), from coster to cost, from Latin constāre to stand at, cost, from stāre to stand

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Word Origin and History for costed
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Idioms and Phrases with costed

cost

see arm and a leg, cost an; at all costs; pretty penny, cost a.

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