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cost /kɒst $ kɒːst/ noun
cost verb

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[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

- price, amount, charge, damage (informal), expense, outlay, payment, worth
- loss, damage, detriment, expense, harm, hurt, injury, penalty, sacrifice, suffering
- sell at, come to, command a price of, set (someone) back (informal)
- lose, do disservice to, harm, hurt, injure
English Thesaurus: cost, price, value, charge, fee, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. cost1 S1 W1 /kɒst $ kɒːst/ noun

1. [countable] the amount of money that you have to pay in order to buy, do, or produce something
cost of
the cost of accommodation
I offered to pay the cost of the taxi.
Insurance to cover the cost of a funeral is possible.
This doesn’t include the cost of repairing the damage.
The new building’s going up at a cost of $82 million.
low cost housing
the high cost of production
A cassette/radio is included at no extra cost.
The funds will just cover the museum’s running costs.cost of living

In everyday English, people usually ask how much did it cost? or how much was it? rather than using the noun cost:
What was the cost of the accommodation?How much did the accommodation cost?
| I’ll find out the cost. ➔ I’ll find out how much it costs/is.

2. costs [plural]
a) the money that you must regularly spend in order to run a business, a home, a car etc
reduce/cut costs
We have to cut costs in order to remain competitive.
At this rate we’ll barely cover our costs (=make enough money to pay for the things we have bought).
the travel costs incurred in attending the meeting (=money you have to spend)
Because of the engine’s efficiency the car has very low running costs (=the cost of owning and using a car or machine).
b) (also court costs) the money that you must pay to lawyers etc if you are involved in a legal case in court, especially if you are found guilty:
Bellisario won the case and was awarded costs.
He was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,200.

3. [uncountable and countable] something that you lose, give away, damage etc in order to achieve something
at (a) cost to somebody
She had kept her promise to Christine, but at what cost to herself?
social/environmental etc cost
They need to weigh up the costs and benefits (=disadvantages and advantages) of regulation.
He’s determined to win, whatever the cost (=no matter how much work, money, risk etc is needed).
We must avoid a scandal at all costs (=whatever happens).

4. [singular] especially American English the price that someone pays for something that they are going to sell Synonym : cost price
at cost
His uncle’s a car dealer and let him buy the car at cost (=without making a profit).

5. know/find out/learn etc something to your cost to realize something is true because you have had a very unpleasant experience:
Driving fast in wet conditions is dangerous, as my brother discovered to his cost!
count the cost at count1(10)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. cost2 S1 W2 verb
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: coster, from Latin constare 'to stand firm, cost'; constant1]

1. (past tense and past participle cost) [linking verb] to have a particular price:
A full day’s activities will cost you £45.
His proposals could cost the taxpayer around £8 billion a year.
How much would it cost us to replace?
not cost somebody a penny (=cost nothing)
It won’t cost you a penny for the first six months.
cost a (small) fortune/a pretty penny (=have a very high price)
It’s costing us a fortune in phone bills.
cost a bomb/a packet British English (=have a very high price)
What a fantastic dress. It must have cost a bomb!
Lighting can change the look of a room and needn’t cost the earth (=have a price which is too high).
Getting that insured is going to cost you an arm and a leg (=have a very high price).

2. cost somebody their job/life/marriage etc when something makes you lose your job etc:
Joe’s brave action cost him his life.
His strong stand on the issue could have cost him his job.
Bad management could be costing this club a chance at the title.

3. cost somebody dear/dearly to make someone suffer a lot or to lose something important:
A couple of missed chances in the first half cost them dear.
The scandal has cost Nicholson dearly.

4. (past tense and past participle costed) [transitive usually passive] to calculate the total price of something or decide how much the price of something should be:
We’ll get the plan costed before presenting it to the board.

5. it will cost you spoken used to say that something will be expensive:
Tickets are available, but they’ll cost you!

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. money needed to buy sth
ADJ. considerable, enormous, great, high, huge, prohibitive The high cost of energy was a problem for consumers. The cost of repairs would be prohibitive.
low | escalating, rising | basic | full, overall, total You will have to bear the full cost of the building work.
additional, extra She was unwilling to pay the extra cost to get a room to herself.
average A total of 3.6 million tickets at an average cost of $58 are available for the Games.
gross, net | estimated | budgeted | likely, potential | real | annual, monthly, etc. | replacement What is the current replacement cost of these assets?
capital, start-up (business) The capital cost of these projects (= what it costs to set them up) is some $100 million?then there'll be the operating costs.
marginal (business) Competition will drive the price down near to the marginal cost (= the cost of the labour and materials to produce the product).
unit (business) (= the cost of producing one item) | fixed, variable (business) Fixed costs include rent.
direct, indirect
VERB + COST bear, cover, meet, pay Allow £15 per day to cover the cost of meals. MPs receive allowances to meet the cost of travel.
increase, push up Inflation is pushing up the cost of living beyond our reach.
bring down, cut, lower, reduce | keep down | estimate, put I would put the cost of a new employee at £30,000 a year.
calculate, work out | reimburse
COST + VERB escalate, go up, increase, rise The cost of dental treatment is increasing.
fall, go down
COST + NOUN reduction, savings the pursuit of cost reduction
overrun There were cost overruns on each project.
base It is essential that we operate with the lowest possible cost base and most efficient facilities.
PREP. at a ~ of A new computer system has been installed at a cost of £80,000.
~ to The cost to the government will be quite high.
PHRASES an increase/a reduction in cost, at no extra cost The hotel offers tea and coffee at no extra cost.
cost of living The cost of living has risen sharply in the last year.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. costs: money needed to run a business/home, etc.
ADJ. considerable, enormous, great, high, huge | low | escalating, rising We have had to raise our prices because of rising costs.
administration/administrative, fuel, labour, operating, production, (research and) development, running, transport, travel
VERB + COST incur The corporation will pay all costs and expenses incurred with its written consent.
pay | increase | bring down, cut, lower, reduce The company has to find ways of cutting costs.
keep down The use of cheap labour helped to keep costs down.
cover We're hoping that we'll at least cover costs at the conference.
COST + VERB be associated, be involved the costs associated with buying and selling property
escalate, rise

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

III. effort/loss/damage to achieve sth
ADJ. considerable, enormous, great, heavy, huge They advanced a few hundred metres, but at a heavy cost in life.
dreadful, terrible the terrible cost of the war in death and suffering
real | environmental, financial, human, personal, political, social the environmental cost of nuclear power
VERB + COST outweigh Do the benefits outweigh the costs?
count The town is now counting the cost of its failure to provide adequate flood protection.
PREP. at (a) ~ (to) The raid was foiled, but at a cost: an injured officer who was lucky to escape with his life. He worked non-stop for three months, at considerable cost to his health.
at the ~ of She saved him from the fire but at the cost of her own life.
~ in I felt a need to please people, whatever the cost in time and energy.
PHRASES at all costs/at any cost You must stop the press finding out at all costs (= whatever it takes to achieve this).
to your cost He's a ruthless businessman, as I know to my cost (= I know from my own bad experience).

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

IV. costs: in a court case
ADJ. legal
VERB + COST incur Both sides incurred costs of over £50,000.
pay He was fined £200 and ordered to pay costs.
be awarded If you win your case you will normally be awarded costs.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

ADV. fully, properly The project has not been properly costed yet.
PREP. at The programme was costed at £6 million.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


pay the cost of something
I’m not sure how I’m going to pay the cost of going to college.
cover the cost (=pay for something)
The money he had saved just covered the cost of the trip.
meet/bear the cost of something (=pay for something, especially with difficulty)
His family were unable to meet the cost of his operation.
afford the cost of something
We can’t afford the cost of a holiday abroad this year.
reduce/lower/bring down the cost
If you go later in the year, it will bring down the cost of your holiday.
cut the cost (=reduce it)
The government has promised to cut the cost of medical care.
increase/push up the cost
The new tax will increase the cost of owning a car.
the cost rises/goes up
The cost of electricity has risen again.
the cost falls/goes down
Airline costs have fallen considerably.
the high cost of fuel
the average cost
What’s the average cost of a wedding in the UK?
an extra/additional cost
At the campsite, many activities are available at no extra cost.
the full/total cost
Experts are still assessing the full cost of the disaster.
the estimated cost (=one that is guessed and may not be exact)
The estimated cost was in the region of £3,000.
the annual/monthly cost
This figure represents the annual cost of a loan.
labour/production/transport etc costs
They had to pay £30,000 in legal costs.
running/operating costs (=the amount it costs to run a business, a machine etc)
The new technology is cheaper and the running costs are lower.
borrowing costs (=the amount it costs to borrow money from a bank)
Interest rates and borrowing costs are likely to be higher next year.
the cost of living (=the amount you need to pay for food, clothes etc)
People are complaining about the rising cost of living.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

BAD: That shop is always empty because the costs are too high.
GOOD: That shop is always empty because the prices are too high.

Usage Note:
Price The price of something is the amount of money that you must pay in order to buy it: ‘I’m interested in the car, but the price is too high.’ ‘Food prices are relatively low at present.’
Cost The cost of something is the amount of money you must pay to buy, do, make or use it: ‘the cost of having the car repaired was £340.’
The cost of living (fixed phrase) = the general amount that the people living in a particular area or country have to pay for necessary goods and services: ‘In urban areas the cost of living tends to be higher.’
Costs Your costs are the total amount of money you spend over a period of time in order to make or produce something, or continue an activity: ‘Our costs have doubled over the last five years as a result of the increase in oil prices.’
Charge A charge is the amount of money that you must pay for a service or to be allowed to use something: ‘The waiter explained that the bill included a 10% service charge.’ ‘There is also a small charge for delivery and installation.’
If you do not have to pay for something, it is provided free of charge : ‘The company has offered to install the software free of charge.’
Fee A fee is 1 a charge that you must pay to be allowed to do something: ‘Most art galleries charge an entrance fee.’ ‘Every new student has to pay a registration fee.’ 2 (usually fees) a charge that you must pay for professional services such as those provided by doctors, lawyers, consultants, tutors, schools etc: ‘My parents couldn’t afford the school fees.’ ‘Last year alone, the company paid over $12 million in legal fees.’
Rate A rate is the amount of money that you have to pay for a service or for hiring something, especially one that is calculated on an hourly, weekly or monthly basis: ‘His hourly rate is £60.’ ‘For a five-star hotel, the rates are very reasonable.’
See also CHEAP 1 (cheap)
Fare a fare is the cost of a journey on a buss, train etc: ‘How much is the train fare from Toronto to Montreal?’ ‘She spends $20 per week on bus fares.’
Rent is the money you pay every week or month to live in or use a places that doesn’t belong to you: ‘The rent is £500 inclusive of bills.’

BAD: I'll be happy to pay the costs of the postage.
GOOD: I'll be happy to pay the cost of the postage.

Usage Note:
See Language Note above

BAD: They agreed to repair the damage free of cost.
GOOD: They agreed to repair the damage free of charge.

Usage Note:
See Language Note above

BAD: In London the cost of life is very high.
GOOD: In London the cost of living is very high.
BAD: The costs of living are always higher in city areas.
GOOD: The cost of living is always higher in city areas.

Usage Note:
See Language Note above

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

TahlilGaran Online Dictionary ver 13.0
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