costing


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cost

 (kôst)
n.
1. An amount paid or required in payment for a purchase; a price.
2. The expenditure of something, such as time or labor, necessary for the attainment of a goal: "Freedom to advocate unpopular causes does not require that such advocacy be without cost" (Milton Friedman).
3. costs Law Charges incurred in bringing litigation, including court fees and charges that may be payable by the losing party, but usually not including attorneys' fees.
v. cost, cost·ing, costs
v.intr.
To require a specified payment, expenditure, effort, or loss: It costs more to live in the city.
v.tr.
1. To have as a price.
2. To cause to lose, suffer, or sacrifice: Participating in the strike cost me my job.
3. past tense and past participle costed To estimate or determine the cost of: The accountants costed out our expenses.
Idiom:
at all costs
Regardless of the expense or effort involved; by any means.

[Middle English, from Old French, from coster, to cost, from Latin cōnstāre, to be fixed, cost; see constant.]

cost′less adj.

costing

(ˈkɒstɪŋ)
n
(Commerce) commerce an estimate of the cost of a product, process, etc, for the purposes of pricing, budgeting, control, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.costing - cost accounting
cost accounting - keeping account of the costs of items in production
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

costing

[ˈkɒstɪŋ] Ncálculo m del coste

costing

[ˈkɒstɪŋ] ncalcul m du prix de revient

costing

nKalkulation f; costing departmentKostenbuchhaltung f, → betriebliches Rechnungswesen

costing

[ˈkɒstɪŋ] n(determinazione f dei) costi mpl
References in classic literature ?
I can't have a carriage without its costing ever so much.
But I had here another affair upon my hands which was near costing me dear.
It lasts twelve years only, so that the one item of poles is still costing the telephone companies several millions a year.
Enough," said Sancho; "so be it then, and God grant us success, and that the time for winning that island which is costing me so dear may soon come, and then let me die.
The young man commenced his search for the letter with the greatest patience, turning out his pockets of all kinds over and over again, rummaging and rerummaging in his valise, and opening and reopening his purse; but when he found that he had come to the conviction that the letter was not to be found, he flew, for the third time, into such a rage as was near costing him a fresh consumption of wine, oil, and rosemary--for upon seeing this hot- headed youth become exasperated and threaten to destroy everything in the establishment if his letter were not found, the host seized a spit, his wife a broom handle, and the servants the same sticks they had used the day before.
But her commendation, though costing her some trouble, could by no means satisfy Mr.
that which you prefer, monsieur," said Planchet; "that good old Anjou wine, which was one day nearly costing us all so dear.
Secondly, my treatment in Switzerland was very far from costing tens of thousands of roubles.
Do you know," he said at last, evidently unable to check the sad current of his thoughts, "that Anatole is costing me forty thousand rubles a year?
Any other article" was a phrase delicately implying jewellery, and more particularly some purple amethysts costing thirty pounds, which Lydgate had bought as a bridal present.
One of those very blatant idiots whose blundering is costing the country millions of money and thousands of brave men, has still enough authority to treat our reports as o much waste paper.
So now, two days before the holiday, Martha had been twice to see Vasili Andreevich and had got from him wheat flour, tea, sugar, and a quart of vodka, the lot costing three rubles, and also five rubles in cash, for which she thanked him as for a special favour, though he owed Nikita at least twenty rubles.