音標 [kɔst]
n. 名詞 1. 費用;代價,價格;成本。
2. 犧牲;損害,損失。
3. 〈pl. 〉訟費。
vt. 及物動詞 (cost; cost)1. 值,要價(苦幹);花費,需要。
2. 使花費,使損失,犧牲。
3. 估定(…的)成本。
vi. 不及物動詞 花費,付代價。
It costs five dollars. 值五元,要價五元。
It cost me much labour. 費了我不少勞力。
His ambition cost him his life. 他的野心斷送了自己一條命。
cost (sb. ) dear(ly) 代價極大,費用極高;闖大禍,吃大虧(If you attempt it, it will cost you dear. 你試試看,一定要吃大虧的)。
cost what it may 不惜任何代價,無論代價多少;無論如何。


    1. Book value is the unamortized cost of the asset which still appears on the accounting books of the business.

    2. Article 53 enterprises shall convert the cost of commodities sold and service provided into operating cost accurately and timely, then account current profit and loss together with periodic expenses

    3. Thus large computational problems can be solved more cost effectively by using the aggregate power and memory of many computers

    4. Peasant households are affected by natural environment condition, the policy and market factor mainly while confirming that plants the cotton, the level of cotton price of the market has influence on the adjustment that peasant households plant the cotton area the coming year, during the process of using the variety of cotton, lay particular emphasis on and consider and popularize cost and benefit, community, neighbourhood relation and agricultural extension service system while being agrotechnical

    5. At present, the competition of oil industry is very fury, so reducing the cost of exploitation of oil is imperative under the situation. but the oil drillers of our country are relatively old, and the control mode drops behind, which result in the long period of making hole and high ratio of aiguille attaint, which is the main restrict factor of reducing the cost of oil exploitation