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    Definition:
    Cost - (n.) A rib; a side; a region or coast.
    Cost - (n.) See Cottise.
    Cost - (imp. & p. p.) of Cost
    Cost - (v. t.) 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.
    Cost - (v. t.) To require to be borne or suffered; to cause.
    Cost - (v. t.) 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.
    Cost - (v. t.) Loss of any kind; detriment; pain; suffering.
    Cost - (v. t.) Expenses incurred in litigation.
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    Accosted - (imp. & p. p.) of Accost
    Accosting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accost
    Accost - (v. t.) To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of.
    Accost - (v. t.) To approach; to make up to.
    Accost - (v. t.) To speak to first; to address; to greet.
    Accost - (v. i.) To adjoin; to lie alongside.
    Accost - (n.) Address; greeting.
    Accostable - (a.) Approachable; affable.
    Accosted - (a.) Supported on both sides by other charges; also, side by side.
    Alecost - (n.) The plant costmary, which was formerly much used for flavoring ale.
    Bicostate - (a.) Having two principal ribs running longitudinally, as a leaf.
    Coccosteus - (n.) An extinct genus of Devonian ganoid fishes, having the broad plates about the head studded with berrylike tubercles.
    Costing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cost
    Costa - (n.) A rib of an animal or a human being.
    Costa - (n.) A rib or vein of a leaf, especially the midrib.
    Costa - (n.) The anterior rib in the wing of an insect.
    Costa - (n.) One of the riblike longitudinal ridges on the exterior of many corals.
    Costage - (n.) Expense; cost.
    Costal - (a.) Pertaining to the ribs or the sides of the body; as, costal nerves.
    Costal - (a.) Relating to a costa, or rib.
    Costal-nerved - (a.) Having the nerves spring from the midrib.
    Costard - (n.) An apple, large and round like the head.
    Costard - (n.) The head; -- used contemptuously.
    Costardmonger - (n.) A costermonger.
    Costate - (a.) Alt. of Costated
    Costated - (a.) Having ribs, or the appearance of ribs; (Bot.) having one or more longitudinal ribs.
    Costean - (v. i.) To search after lodes. See Costeaning.
    Costeaning - (n.) The process by which miners seek to discover metallic lodes. It consist in sinking small pits through the superficial deposits to the solid rock, and then driving from one pit to another across the direction of the vein, in such manner as to cross all the veins between the two pits.
    Costellate - (a.) Finely ribbed or costated.
    Coster - (n.) One who hawks about fruit, green vegetables, fish, etc.
    Costermonger - (n.) An apple seller; a hawker of, or dealer in, any kind of fruit or vegetables; a fruiterer.
    Costiferous - (a.) Rib-bearing, as the dorsal vertebrae.
    Costive - (a.) Retaining fecal matter in the bowels; having too slow a motion of the bowels; constipated.
    Costive - (a.) Reserved; formal; close; cold.
    Costive - (a.) Dry and hard; impermeable; unyielding.
    Costively - (adv.) In a costive manner.
    Costiveness - (n.) An unnatural retention of the fecal matter of the bowels; constipation.
    Costiveness - (n.) Inability to express one's self; stiffness.
    Costless - (a.) Costing nothing.
    Costlewe - (a.) Costly.
    Costliness - (n.) The quality of being costy; expensiveness; sumptuousness.
    Costly - (a.) Of great cost; expensive; dear.
    Costly - (a.) Gorgeous; sumptuous.
    Costmary - (n.) A garden plant (Chrysanthemum Balsamita) having a strong balsamic smell, and nearly allied to tansy. It is used as a pot herb and salad plant and in flavoring ale and beer. Called also alecost.
    Costotome - (n.) An instrument (chisel or shears) to cut the ribs and open the thoracic cavity, in post-mortem examinations and dissections.
    Costrel - (n.) A bottle of leather, earthenware, or wood, having ears by which it was suspended at the side.
    Costume - (n.) Dress in general; esp., the distinctive style of dress of a people, class, or period.
    Costume - (n.) Such an arrangement of accessories, as in a picture, statue, poem, or play, as is appropriate to the time, place, or other circumstances represented or described.
    Costume - (n.) A character dress, used at fancy balls or for dramatic purposes.
    Costumer - (n.) One who makes or deals in costumes, as for theaters, fancy balls, etc.
    Crebricostate - (a.) Marked with closely set ribs or ridges.
    Curvicostate - (a.) Having bent ribs.
    Discost - (v. i.) Same as Discoast.
    Ecostate - (a.) Having no ribs or nerves; -- said of a leaf.
    Flexicostate - (a.) Having bent or curved ribs.
    Intercostal - (a.) Between the ribs; pertaining to, or produced by, the parts between the ribs; as, intercostal respiration, in which the chest is alternately enlarged and contracted by the intercostal muscles.
    Laticostate - (a.) Broad-ribbed.
    Malacosteon - (n.) A peculiar disease of the bones, in consequence of which they become softened and capable of being bent without breaking.
    Malacostomous - (a.) Having soft jaws without teeth, as certain fishes.
    Malacostraca - (n. pl.) A subclass of Crustacea, including Arthrostraca and Thoracostraca, or all those higher than the Entomostraca.
    Malacostracan - (n.) One of the Malacostraca.
    Malacostracology - (n.) That branch of zoological science which relates to the crustaceans; -- called also carcinology.
    Malacostracous - (a.) Belonging to the Malacostraca.
    Multicostate - (a.) Having numerous ribs, or costae, as the leaf of a plant, or as certain shells and corals.
    Needscost - (adv.) Of necessity.
    Overcostly - (a.) Too costly.
    Pentecost - (n.) A solemn festival of the Jews; -- so called because celebrated on the fiftieth day (seven weeks) after the second day of the Passover (which fell on the sixteenth of the Jewish month Nisan); -- hence called, also, the Feast of Weeks. At this festival an offering of the first fruits of the harvest was made. By the Jews it was generally regarded as commemorative of the gift of the law on the fiftieth day after the departure from Egypt.
    Pentecost - (n.) A festival of the Roman Catholic and other churches in commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles; which occurred on the day of Pentecost; -- called also Whitsunday.
    Pentecostal - (a.) Of or pertaining to Pentecost or to Whitsuntide.
    Pentecostals - (n. pl.) Offerings formerly made to the parish priest, or to the mother church, at Pentecost.
    Pentecoster - (n.) An officer in the Spartan army commanding fifty men.
    Pentecosties - (pl. ) of Pentecosty
    Pentecosty - (n.) A troop of fifty soldiers in the Spartan army; -- called also pentecostys.
    Quadricostate - (a.) Having four ribs.
    Sternocostal - (a.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the ribs; as, the sternocostal cartilages.
    Subcostal - (a.) Situated below the costas, or ribs; as, the subcostal muscles.
    Subcostal - (n.) A subcostal muscle.
    Subcostal - (n.) One of the principal nervures of the wings of an insect. It is situated next beneath or behind the costal. See Nervure.
    Supracostal - (a.) Situated above, or on the outside of, the ribs.
    Thoracostraca - (a.) An extensive division of Crustacea, having a dorsal shield or carapec/ //niting all, or nearly all, of the thoracic somites to the head. It includes the crabs, lobsters, shrimps, and similar species.
    Tricostate - (a.) Three-ribbed; having three ribs from the base.
    Triplicostate - (a.) Three-ribbed.
    Unicostate - (a.) Having a single rib or strong nerve running upward from the base; -- said of a leaf.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Cost - v. (past and past part. Cost) 1 be obtainable for (a sum of money); have as a price. 2 involve as a loss or sacrifice (it cost him his life). 3 (past and past part. Costed) fix or estimate the cost of. n. 1 what a thing costs; price. 2 loss or sacrifice. 3 (in pl.) Legal expenses. at all costs (or at any cost) whatever the cost or risk may be. [latin consto stand at a price]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Accost - v. 1 approach and address (a person), esp. Boldly. 2 (of a prostitute) solicit. [latin costa rib]
    Accost - v. 1 approach and address (a person), esp. Boldly. 2 (of a prostitute) solicit. [latin costa rib]
    Bathing-costume - n. (also bathing-suit) garment worn for swimming.
    Costal - adj. Of the ribs. [latin costa rib]
    Cost-effective - adj. Effective in relation to its cost.
    Costermonger - n. Person who sells produce from a barrow. [costard large apple: related to *costal]
    Costing - n. Estimation of cost(s).
    Costive - adj. Constipated. [latin: related to *constipate]
    Costly - adj. (-ier, -iest) costing much; expensive. costliness n.
    Cost of living - n. Level of prices esp. Of basic necessities.
    Cost price - n. Price paid for a thing by one who later sells it.
    Costume - n. 1 style of dress, esp. Of a particular place or time. 2 set of clothes. 3 clothing for a particular activity (swimming-costume). 4 actor's clothes for a part. v. (-ming) provide with a costume. [latin: related to *custom]
    Costume jewellery - n. Artificial jewellery.
    Costumier - n. Person who makes or deals in costumes. [french: related to *costume]
    Marginal cost - n. Cost added by making one extra copy etc.
    Pentecost - n. 1 whit sunday. 2 jewish harvest festival, on the fiftieth day after the second day of passover. [greek pentekoste fiftieth (day)]
    Pentecostal - adj. (of a religious group) emphasizing the divine gifts, esp. The power to heal the sick, and often fundamentalist.
    Swimming-costume - n. = *bathing-costume.
    Swimming-costume - n. = *bathing-costume.
    Unit cost - n. Cost of producing one item.

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