[kos-tuh-noh-uh n, kaw-stuh-] /ˌkɒs təˈnoʊ ən, ˌkɔ stə-/
a family of eight languages, now extinct, spoken by American Indian peoples of coastal California: part of the Penutian stock.
any of the speakers of these languages, who formerly inhabited the coast and adjacent river valleys from San Francisco Bay south to Monterey Bay and Point Sur.
of or relating to Costanoan or the Costanoans.
[noun koh-stahr; verb koh-stahr] /noun ˈkoʊˌstɑr; verb ˈkoʊˈstɑr/ noun 1. a performer, especially an actor or actress, who shares billing with another. 2. a performer whose status is slightly below that of a . verb (used without object), costarred, costarring. 3. to share billing with another performer. 4. to receive billing of slightly less status […]
[kos-terd, kaw-sterd] /ˈkɒs tərd, ˈkɔ stərd/ noun 1. a large English variety of apple. 2. Archaic. the head. /ˈkʌstəd/ noun 1. an English variety of apple tree 2. the large ribbed apple of this tree 3. (archaic, jocular) a slang word for head n. late 13c., coster, perhaps from Anglo-French or Old French coste “rib” […]
[kos-tuh ree-kuh, kaw-stuh, koh-; Spanish kaws-tah ree-kah] /ˈkɒs tə ˈri kə, ˈkɔ stə, ˈkoʊ-; Spanish ˈkɔs tɑ ˈri kɑ/ noun 1. a republic in Central America, between Panama and Nicaragua. 19,238 sq. mi. (49,825 sq. km). Capital: San José. /ˈkɒstə ˈriːkə/ noun 1. a republic in Central America: gained independence from Spain in 1821; mostly […]
[kawst-ben-uh-fit, kost-] /ˈkɔstˈbɛn ə fɪt, ˈkɒst-/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or based on a cost-effective analysis. adjective 1. denoting or relating to a method of assessing a project that takes into account its costs and its benefits to society as well as the revenue it generates: a cost-benefit analysis, the project was assessed on […]