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 for cost
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cost \Cost\, n. [OF. cost, F. co[^u]t. See Cost, v. t. ]
     1. The amount paid, charged, or engaged to be paid, for
        anything bought or taken in barter; charge; expense;
        hence, whatever, as labor, self-denial, suffering, etc.,
        is requisite to secure benefit.
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              One day shall crown the alliance on 't so please
              you,
              Here at my house, and at my proper cost. --Shak.
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              At less cost of life than is often expended in a
              skirmish, [Charles V.] saved Europe from invasion.
                                                    --Prescott.
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     2. Loss of any kind; detriment; pain; suffering.
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              I know thy trains,
              Though dearly to my cost, thy gins and toils.
                                                    --Milton.
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     3. pl. (Law) Expenses incurred in litigation.
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     Note: Costs in actions or suits are either between attorney
           and client, being what are payable in every case to the
           attorney or counsel by his client whether he ultimately
           succeed or not, or between party and party, being those
           which the law gives, or the court in its discretion
           decrees, to the prevailing, against the losing, party.
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     Bill of costs. See under Bill.
  
     Cost free, without outlay or expense. "Her duties being to
        talk French, and her privileges to live cost free and to
        gather scraps of knowledge." --Thackeray.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cost \Cost\ (k[o^]st; 115), n. [L. costa rib. See Coast.]
     1. A rib; a side; a region or coast. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
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              Betwixt the costs of a ship.          --B. Jonson.
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     2. (Her.) See Cottise.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cost \Cost\ (k[o^]st; 115), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cost; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Costing.] [OF. coster, couster, F. co[^u]ter, fr. L.
     constare to stand at, to cost; con- + stare to stand. See
     Stand, and cf. Constant.]
     1. To require to be given, expended, or laid out therefor, as
        in barter, purchase, acquisition, etc.; to cause the cost,
        expenditure, relinquishment, or loss of; as, the ticket
        cost a dollar; the effort cost his life.
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              A diamond gone, cost me two thousand ducats. --Shak.
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              Though it cost me ten nights' watchings. --Shak.
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     2. To require to be borne or suffered; to cause.
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              To do him wanton rites, which cost them woe.
                                                    --Milton.
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     To cost dear, to require or occasion a large outlay of
        money, or much labor, self-denial, suffering, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cottise \Cot"tise\ (k[o^]t"t[i^]s), n. [Cf. F. c[^o]t['e] side,
     L. costa rib.] (Her.)
     A diminutive of the bendlet, containing one half its area or
     one quarter the area of the bend. When a single cottise is
     used alone it is often called a cost. See also
     Couple-close.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cost
      n 1: the total spent for goods or services including money and
           time and labor
      2: 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" [syn: monetary value, price, cost]
      3: 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?" [syn:
         price, cost, toll]
      v 1: be priced at; "These shoes cost $100" [syn: cost, be]
      2: require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice; "This mistake cost him
         his job"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  101 Moby Thesaurus words for "cost":
     afford, amount, amount to, bereavement, bring, bring in, budget,
     budget items, burden of expenditure, carrying charge, charge,
     charges, come to, come up to, cost of living, cost out,
     cost-of-living allowance, cost-of-living index, costs, damage,
     dead loss, debit, denial, denudation, deprivation, despoilment,
     destruction, detriment, direct costs, disbursals, disburse,
     dispossession, distributed costs, divestment, expend, expenditure,
     expense, expense account, expenses, fetch, figure, forfeit,
     forfeiture, fork out, general expenses, get, go through,
     incur costs, indirect costs, injury, invest, labor costs, lay out,
     liabilities, loser, losing, losing streak, loss, material costs,
     mount up to, open the purse, operating costs, operating expense,
     outlay, overhead, pay, pay out, payment, perdition, price,
     price tag, prime cost, privation, put out, rate, replacement cost,
     robbery, ruin, run into, run through, run to, sacrifice, schedule,
     score, sell for, set one back, shell out, sink money in, spend,
     splurge, spoliation, squander, stripping, swindle sheet, tab,
     taking away, tariff, throw money around, total loss, total up to,
     unit cost
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  COST
         COpenhagen SGML Tool (SGML), "CoST"
         

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