cost

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 /kɒst/

For the verb: "to cost"

Simple Past: cost
Past Participle: cost

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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
cost vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (price)costare vi
 This book costs ten dollars.
 Questo libro costa dieci dollari.
cost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (price)costo nm
 The cost of petrol is very high.
 Il costo del petrolio è molto alto.
 
Additional Translations
cost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (expense)costo nm
  costo nm
 The cost of fuel is going up again.
 She paid for the whole wedding, at great cost to herself.
 Il costo del carburante si sta innalzando di nuovo.
 Ha pagato l'intero matrimonio, a grande costo per lei.
cost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sacrifice)sacrificio nm
 At great cost, we will keep our promise.
 Con grande sacrificio, manterremo la promessa.
cost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (law: legal expenses)spese processuali nfpl
 The defendant must bear the costs of the trial.
 L'imputato deve sostenere le spese processuali.
cost viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (determine costs)stabilire i prezzi vtr
 I'll do the ordering and you can cost.
 Io mi occuperò della gestione e tu puoi stabilire i prezzi.
cost vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (calculate the cost of)valutare i costi, stimare i costi vtr
 The accountants need to cost the project plan.
 I contabili devono valutare i costi del progetto.
cost vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (entail a loss)costare vtr
 Drunk driving costs many lives.
 La guida in stato di ubriachezza costa molte vite.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
actual cost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (amount paid for [sth], rather than its value or asking price)costo effettivo nm
actual cost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (Total cost including overhead and other expenses not included in the price paid)costo complessivo nm
 Maintenance fees must be taken into account to determine the actual cost.
at any cost advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (however high the cost may be)a ogni costo
 We will win this war at any cost.
at cost price al prezzo di costo
at great cost advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." literal (at great financial expense)a costi elevatissimi
at great cost advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (involving great sacrifice or loss)a caro prezzo
bear the cost v (pay for [sth])farsi carico dei costi, farsi carico degli oneri, sobbarcarsi i costi v rif
 Taxpayers will bear the cost of health care reform.
 Il costruttore si farà carico degli oneri di urbanizzazione.
   (figurato)fare le spese vtr
 A fare le spese della situazione è stata soprattutto la popolazione civile.
bear the cost of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (pay)farsi carico dei costi, farsi carico degli oneri, farsi carico delle spese, sobbarcarsi i costi vtr
conversion cost costo di conversione
cost a pretty penny v informal, figurative (be costly, expensive)costare una fortuna
cost accounting nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (costing: tracking business costs)contabilità in uscita
cost and freight costo e nolo
cost avoidance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (measures to reduce expense)contenimento dei costi
cost benefit analysis nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (comparison of costs and benefits)analisi costi e benefici
cost center UScentro di costi
cost centre centro di costo nm
cost cut viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (reduce prices)riduzione dei costi
cost cut nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (price reduction)taglio dei costi
cost effective
cost-effective
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(providing value for money)efficace economicamente
  redditizio agg
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
 It would not be cost-effective for me to turn my hobby into my profession.
cost efficient
cost-efficient
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(providing value for money)redditizio agg
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
cost estimates nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (projected expenses)stime di costo
cost little v (be inexpensive)costare poco vi
 A first aid kit costs little but it can save lives.
 Questi pantaloni sono costati poco.
cost little v figurative (require little effort)costare poco vi
 It costs little to be polite.
 Costa poco essere educati.
cost money v (be expensive)costare molto vi
 If you want the product delivered tomorrow, it'll cost money.
 Spedire il pacco col corriere ti costerà molto.
cost nothing v (be free of charge, not require money)essere gratis, non costare nulla vi
 If they say it costs nothing it must be a scam.
 Se un servizio è gratis allora aspettati una fregatura, nessuno fa niente per niente.
cost nothing v figurative (require no effort)non costare nulla, non costare niente vi
 Being helpful and friendly to people costs nothing.
 Essere educati col prossimo non costa nulla.
cost of borrowing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (banking: interest rates)interessi passivi nmpl
cost of living nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cost of basic necessities)costo della vita
cost out calcolare i costi, le spese in anticipo vtr
cost savings nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (measures to reduce expense)riduzione di costi
cost system sistema dei costi
cost unit unità di costo
cost-account analista dei conti nm
cost-accounting system sistema di contabilità in uscita
cost-benefit analysis analisi costi-benefici
cost-effective efficace dal punto di vista dei costi adj
cost-effective (productive)produttivo (economicamente) adj
cost-free   (senza spese)gratuito adj
cost-of-living allowance indennità di contingenza
cost-of-living index indice del costo della vita
cost-plus adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (pricing: expenses plus profit)al costo più un margine fisso
cost
insurance and freight
costo, assicurazione e nolo
current cost costo corrente
dollar cost averaging dollar cost averaging (sistema di investimento azionario)
fixed cost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (expense that doesn't vary with sales volume)costo fisso nm
 The storekeeper couldn't cover his main fixed cost, rent on his building, so he was forced to go out of business.
 L'affitto è l'unico costo fisso che abbiamo.
fraction of the cost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small part of total price)frazione del costo nf
free cost costo libero
free of cost adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not requiring payment)gratis agg
 We used to say "The air is free" but we have discovered that clean air is not free of cost.
great cost a caro prezzo
high cost costo elevato
high cost of living carovita nm
how much does it cost? quanto costa?
input cost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (production expenses)costi diretti di produzione
labor cost
UK: labour costs
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
US (cost of paying workers)costo del lavoro nm
 The company tried to reduce labor costs by employing unskilled staff.
labour cost
US: labor cost
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK (amount paid to workers)costo del lavoro
low cost
low-cost
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(cheap, budget)a basso costo, economico agg
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
 You can save money by booking a low-cost flight.
 Ho scelto di volare con una compagnia a basso costo.
low-cost airline nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cheap air travel company)compagnia aerea low cost
operating cost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (expense involved in a project)costo operativo nm
opportunity cost costo opportunità
overhead cost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (basic business expense)costi generali nmpl
postage cost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (amount paid to send mail)spese di spedizione
regardless of the cost advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." literal (however high the price)a qualunque costo avv
 She wanted that fur coat regardless of the cost.
regardless of the cost advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (however bad the consequences)a ogni costo avv
  nonostante le conseguenze avv
 Regardless of the cost, they were determined to win the war.
replacement cost costo di sostituzione
running cost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (amount spent to maintain a business)costi di gestione nmpl
service cost
cost of service
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(charge for providing [sth])costo del servizio nm
shipping cost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (overseas delivery charge)spese di spedizione nfpl
shipping cost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (charge for transporting goods)spese di spedizione nfpl
  costi di spedizione nmpl
standard cost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (usual or average price)costo standard nm
unit cost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (price per item)costo unitario nm
variable cost (econ.)costo variabile
whatever the cost advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (no matter what is required)a tutti i costi, a ogni costo, costi quel che costi
worth the cost vale il prezzo
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