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Is cost a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word cost is a Scrabble US word. The word cost is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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Is cost a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word cost is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

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You can make 13 words from 'cost' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'cost'

COST 6COTS 6
SCOT 6TOCS 6

3 letters words from 'cost'

COS 5COT 5
SOC 5SOT 3
TOC 5 

2 letters words from 'cost'

OS 2SO 2
ST 2TO 2

All 4 letters words made out of cost

cost ocst csot scot osct soct cots octs ctos tcos otcs tocs csto scto ctso tcso stco tsco ostc sotc otsc tosc stoc tsoc

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word cost. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in cost.

Definitions and meaning of cost

cost

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɒst/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɔst/
  • (cotcaught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈkɑst/
  • Rhymes: -ɒst

Etymology 1

From Middle English costen, from Old French coster, couster (to cost), from Medieval Latin cōstō, from Latin cōnstō (stand together).

Verb

cost (third-person singular simple present costs, present participle costing, simple past and past participle cost or costed)

  1. To incur a charge of; to require payment of a (specified) price.
    • Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; [].
  2. To cause something to be lost; to cause the expenditure or relinquishment of.
  3. To require to be borne or suffered; to cause.
    • 1977, Star Wars
      LUKE: "That little droid is going to cost me a lot of trouble."
  4. To calculate or estimate a price.

Usage notes

The past tense and past participle is cost in the sense of "this computer cost me £600", but costed in the sense of 'calculated', "the project was costed at $1 million."

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Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English cost, coust, from costen (to cost), from the same source as above.

Noun

cost (countable and uncountable, plural costs)

  1. Amount of money, time, etc. that is required or used.
  2. A negative consequence or loss that occurs or is required to occur.

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Etymology 3

From Middle English cost, from Old English cost (option, choice, possibility, manner, way, condition), from Old Norse kostr (choice, opportunity, chance, condition, state, quality), from Proto-Germanic *kustuz (choice, trial) (or Proto-Germanic *kustiz (choice, trial)), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵéwstus (to enjoy, taste).

Cognate with Icelandic kostur, German dialectal Kust (taste, flavour), Dutch kust (choice, choosing), North Frisian kest (choice, estimation, virtue), West Frisian kêst (article of law, statute), Old English cyst (free-will, choice, election, the best of anything, the choicest, picked host, moral excellence, virtue, goodness, generosity, munificence), Latin gustus (taste). Related to choose. Doublet of gusto.

Noun

cost (plural costs)

  1. (obsolete) Manner; way; means; available course; contrivance.
  2. Quality; condition; property; value; worth; a wont or habit; disposition; nature; kind; characteristic.

Derived terms

  • at all costs

Related terms

  • costen
  • costning
  • needs-cost

Etymology 4

From Middle English [Term?], from Old French coste, from Latin costa. Doublet of coast and cuesta.

Noun

cost (plural costs)

  1. (obsolete) A rib; a side.
    • betwixt the costs of a ship
  2. (heraldry) A cottise.

Anagrams

  • C.O.T.S., COTS, CSTO, CTOs, OCTS, OSTC, Scot, Scot., TOCs, cots, scot

Catalan

Noun

cost m (plural costs or costos)

  1. cost

Derived terms

  • preu de cost

Related terms

  • costar

Manx

Noun

cost m (genitive singular cost, plural costyn)

  1. charge (monetary)

Derived terms

  • costal

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *kust-, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews- (to choose).

Akin to Old Saxon kostōn (to try, tempt), Old High German kostōn (to taste, test, try by tasting) (German kosten), Icelandic kosta (to try, tempt), Gothic 𐌺𐌿𐍃𐍄𐌿𐍃 (kustus, test), Old English cystan (to spend, get the value of, procure), Old English cyst (proof, test, trial; choice), ċēosan (to choose).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kost/

Noun

cost m

  1. option, choice; possibility
  2. condition, manner, way

Declension

Adjective

cost

  1. chosen, choice
  2. tried, proven; excellent

Declension


Old French

Etymology

From Latin constare, present infinitive of consto (I stand firm (at a price)).

Noun

cost m (oblique plural coz or cotz, nominative singular coz or cotz, nominative plural cost)

  1. cost; financial outlay

Related terms

  • coster

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [kost]

Etymology 1

Verb

cost

  1. first-person singular present indicative/subjunctive of costa

Etymology 2

Back-formation from costa

Noun

cost n (uncountable)

  1. cost
Declension

Welsh

Etymology

Borrowed from English cost.

Noun

cost m or f (plural costau)

  1. cost
  2. expense

Mutation


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to estimate a price for production of.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)