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costing

[ kaws-ting, kos- ]
/ ˈkɔs tɪŋ, ˈkɒs- /
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noun Chiefly British.

cost accounting.

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Definition for costing (2 of 2)

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.
SYNONYMS FOR cost
3 detriment.
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 costing

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with costing

cost


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

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