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cost 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
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cost, past participle; cost, past tense; costs, 3rd person singular present; costed, past participle; costed, past tense; costing, present participle;
  1. (of an object or an action) Require the payment of (a specified sum of money) before it can be acquired or done
    • - each issue of the magazine costs $2.25
  2. Cause the loss of
    • - driving at more than double the speed limit cost the woman her driving license
  3. Involve (someone) in (an effort or unpleasant action)
    • - the accident cost me a visit to the doctor
  4. Be expensive for (someone)
    • - if you want to own an island, it'll cost you
  5. Estimate the price of
    • - it is their job to plan and cost a media schedule for the campaign
Noun
  1. An amount that has to be paid or spent to buy or obtain something
    • - we are able to cover the cost of the event
    • - health care costs
    • - the tunnel has been built at no cost to the state
  2. The effort, loss, or sacrifice necessary to achieve or obtain something
    • - she averted a train accident at the cost of her life
  3. Legal expenses, esp. those allowed in favor of the winning party or against the losing party in a suit


  1. be priced at; "These shoes cost $100"
  2. the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
  3. monetary value: 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"
  4. require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice; "This mistake cost him his job"
  5. price: 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?"
  6. (costing) cost accounting
  7. In business, retail, and accounting, a cost is the value of money that has been used up to produce something, and hence is not available for use anymore. In economics, a cost is an alternative that is given up as a result of a decision. ...
  8. The Cost is the sixth studio album by The Frames, released in Ireland on Plateau Records on September 22, 2006. The album was released worldwide on ANTI- on February 20, 2007. The album exhibits a sound more like that of For the Birds than their more recent album Burn the Maps. ...
  9. The Cost was a San Francisco Bay Area band active between 1999 and 2003. They released an EP on New Disorder Records, a split 7" with Canadian punk band d.b.s., an album on Lookout! Records, and were featured on several compilations over the years. ...
  10. "The Cost" is the tenth episode of the first season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by David Simon from a story by David Simon & Ed Burns and was directed by Brad Anderson. It originally aired on August 11, 2002.
  11. Costly is a Honduran surname, and may refer to: * Anthony Costly (born 1954), Honduran footballer * Carlo Costly (born 1982), Honduran footballer
  12. (Costs (English law)) In civil litigation in England and Wales, and in other Commonwealth jurisdictions, after judgment has been given, the judge has the power to order who will pay the attorney's fees and other disbursements of the parties. ...
  13. Amount of money, time, etc. that is required or used; A negative consequence or loss that occurs or is required to occur; To incur a charge, a price; To cause something to be lost; To calculate or estimate a value
  14. (costian) try, tempt; prove; examine
  15. (costly) Of high cost; expensive
  16. (costing) the process of determining the total cost of a package, such as a tour, for a specific number of customers.
  17. (Costing) (i) the estimation of a specific strategy or intervention, or of an overall national policy, strategy or plan. (ii) the estimation of the cost of different scenarios, corresponding to different priorities or strategies, in the short, medium or long term.
  18. (Costing) Process of calculating the costs incurred or to be incurred for an activity. See also 'Estimate' & 'Quotation'.
  19. (Costing) Process of itemizing and calculating all costs the tour operator will pay on a given tour. Usually the manager.
  20. (Costing) The assigning of a price to each service offered. In catering, this usually includes the costs of food, labor, and overhead, plus a markup. Gratuity is sometimes also taken into account.
  21. (Costing) The determination of the total cost for producing a product or delivering a service. Costs can include, but are not limited to, employee expenses, supplies and services expenses and borrowing costs.
  22. (costing) Calculating total production costs of individual product units, which may be a piece, a batch, a lot, or an order, for example. Costing may also take place on the provision of services.
  23. Costing is the process of assessing the costs and benefits of a particular action -- not only in monetary terms, but in terms of time, resources, emotional energy, and other intangible effects on people's lives.
  24. (Costly) (as in "you are very costly to me"): You are very dear to me.
  25. (Costs) Money obligated for goods and services received during a given period of time, regardless of when ordered or whether paid for.