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Dictionary definition for: Cost

1. (n) the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor

2. (v) be priced at; "These shoes cost $100"

3. (n) 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. (v) require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice; "This mistake cost him his job"

5. (n) 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?"

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