part of speech: noun

definition 1: the amount of money charged or paid for something.

  • The cost of cereal is higher than it used to be.

synonyms: charge, price

definition 2: the amount of money needed to make or produce something.

  • Production costs for computers are falling.

synonyms: expense

definition 3: something lost or sacrificed.

  • The cost of war was the destruction of many homes.

synonyms: price

antonyms: advantage

phrase: at all costs


part of speech: verb

inflections: costs, costing, cost

definition 1: to have the price of.

  • The shoes cost forty dollars.

synonyms: sell for

definition 2: to cause to lose.

  • His absence cost us the game.

synonyms: rob of