Associations to the word «Cost»


COST, noun. Manner; way; means; available course; contrivance.
COST, noun. Quality; condition; property; value; worth; a wont or habit; disposition; nature; kind; characteristic.
COST, noun. Amount of money, time, etc. that is required or used.
COST, noun. A negative consequence or loss that occurs or is required to occur.
COST, verb. To incur a charge; to require payment of a price.
COST, verb. To cause something to be lost; to cause the expenditure or relinquishment of.
COST, verb. (obsolete) To require to be borne or suffered; to cause.
COST, verb. To calculate or estimate a price.
COST, noun. (obsolete) A rib; a side.
COST, noun. (heraldry) A cottise.
COST A PRETTY PENNY, verb. (idiomatic) To be expensive.
COST AND FREIGHT, noun. (incoterm) Meaning the seller pays for transportation to the port of loading, cost and freight, and the buyer pays for the insurance and the rest of the transportation
COST AVOIDANCE, noun. (management) (accounting) An expense one has avoided incurring.
COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS, noun. Alternative spelling of cost-benefit analysis
COST CENTER, noun. (accounting) (management) A division or project of an organization to which costs can be specifically allocated.
COST CENTERS, noun. Plural of cost center
COST CENTRE, noun. (UK) (accounting) (management) Alternative form of cost center
COST CENTRES, noun. Plural of cost centre
COST CUTTING, noun. The act of reducing one's spending.
COST FUNCTION, noun. Any mathematical relationship between an activity and its cost
COST FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of cost function
COST OBJECTIVE, noun. (accounting) The purpose for which costs are measured.
COST OF GOODS SOLD, noun. (accounting) The expense of acquiring the inventory that is sold during a given accounting period.
COST OF LIVING, noun. The average cost of a standard set of basic necessities of life, especially of food, shelter and clothing
COST OF MONEY, noun. (business) (finance) The interest rate paid for borrowed funds or the interest itself.
COST OIL, noun. Part of an oilfield operator's entitlement to revenue as compensation for incurred production costs as stated in a production sharing agreement
COST OVERRUN, noun. (accounting) An excess of actual cost over budget.
COST PRICE, noun. (finance) The amount paid by a trader for goods purchased.
COST PRICE, noun. (finance) The cost to a manufacturer of producing an item, before any profit is taken.
COST PRICES, noun. Plural of cost price
COST THE EARTH, verb. (idiomatic) to be a huge expense
COST UP, verb. (transitive) to calculate the costs of something.

Dictionary definition

COST, noun. The total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor.
COST, noun. The property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold); "the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver"; "he puts a high price on his services"; "he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection".
COST, noun. Value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something; "the cost in human life was enormous"; "the price of success is hard work"; "what price glory?".
COST, verb. Be priced at; "These shoes cost $100".
COST, verb. Require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice; "This mistake cost him his job".

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