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co sting

[ kaws-ting, kos- ]SEE DEFINITION OF co sting
  • as inpriced
  • as incost accounting
  • as inprice
  • as inbring in
  • as inbudget
  • as incost
  • as incost

Synonyms for co sting

  • estimated
  • costing
  • worth
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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).