Noun cost has 3 senses
  1. cost - the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
    --1 is a kind of
    outgo, expenditure, outlay
    --1 has particulars:
     expense, disbursal, disbursement; capital expenditure; payment; ransom, ransom money; cost overrun; cost of living; borrowing cost; distribution cost; handling cost, handling charge; marketing cost; production cost; replacement cost; reproduction cost, physical value; unit cost; price, terms, damage; price; opportunity cost; portage; charge
    Derived form: verb cost1
  2. monetary value, price, cost - 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"
    --2 is a kind of value
    --2 has particulars:
     average cost; marginal cost, incremental cost, differential cost; expensiveness; assessment; inexpensiveness
    Derived form: verb cost1
  3. price, cost, toll - 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?"
    --3 is a kind of value
    --3 has particulars: death toll
    Derived form: verb cost2
,Verb cost has 2 senses
  1. cost, be - be priced at; "These shoes cost $100"
    --1 is one way to be
    Derived forms: noun cost2, noun cost1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something
    => Somebody ----s somebody something
  2. cost - require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice; "This mistake cost him his job"
    --2 is one way to
    necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand
    Derived form: noun cost3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody something