- vt. 花费；使付出；使花许多钱
- n. 费用，代价，成本；损失
- vi. 花费
- n. (Cost)人名；(英、罗)科斯特
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co-, 强调。-st, 站。字面意思即站在旁边的，要求投入的。
- cost:  In Latin, something that cost a particular price literally ‘stood at or with’ that price. The Latin verb constāre was formed from the prefix com- ‘with’ and stāre ‘stand’ (a relative of English stand). In Vulgar Latin this became *costāre, which passed into English via Old French coster (the derived noun arrived first, the verb a couple of decades later). The adjective costly is a 14th century formation.
=> stand, statue
- cost (n.)
- c. 1200, from Old French cost (12c., Modern French coût) "cost, outlay, expenditure; hardship, trouble," from Vulgar Latin *costare, from Latin constare, literally "to stand at" (or with), with a wide range of figurative senses including "to cost." The idiom is the same one used in Modern English when someone says something "stands at X dollars" to mean it sells for X dollars. The Latin word is from com- "with" (see com-) + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
- cost (v.)
- late 14c., from Old French coster (Modern French coûter) "to cost," from cost (see cost (n.)).
- 1. Companies are moving jobs to towns with a lower cost of living.
- 2. The new shopping centre was constructed at a cost of 1.1 million.
- 3. The company has made heroic efforts at cost reduction.
- 4. The total cost of the project would be more than $240 million.
- 5. Calls cost 36p (cheap rate) and 48p (peak rate) per minute.
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