• Cost Definition & Synonyms

  1. (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.
  2. (n.) See Cottise.
  3. (v. t.) Loss of any kind; detriment; pain; suffering.
  4. (v. t.) Expenses incurred in litigation.
  5. (n.) A rib; a side; a region or coast.
  6. (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.
  7. (v. t.) To require to be borne or suffered; to cause.
  8. (imp. & p. p.) of Cost

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• Costiveness Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) Inability to express ones self; stiffness.
  2. (n.) An unnatural retention of the fecal matter of the bowels; constipation.

• Costive Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Retaining fecal matter in the bowels; having too slow a motion of the bowels; constipated.
  2. (a.) Dry and hard; impermeable; unyielding.
  3. (a.) Reserved; formal; close; cold.