[kawst-lee, kost-] /ˈkɔst li, ˈkɒst-/
adjective, costlier, costliest.
much; expensive; high in price:
a costly emerald bracelet; costly medical care.
resulting in great expense:
The upkeep of such a large house is costly.
resulting in great detriment:
It was a costly mistake because no one ever trusted him again.
of great value; very valuable; sumptuous.
adjective -lier, -liest
of great price or value; expensive
entailing great loss or sacrifice: a costly victory
late 14c., from cost + -ly (1). Earlier formation with the same sense were costful (mid-13c.), costious (mid-14c.).
[kost-mair-ee, kawst-] /ˈkɒstˌmɛər i, ˈkɔst-/ noun, plural costmaries. 1. a composite plant, Chrysanthemum balsamita, that has silvery, fragrant leaves and is used in salads and as a flavoring. /ˈkɒstˌmɛərɪ/ noun (pl) -maries 1. a herbaceous plant, Chrysanthemum balsamita, native to Asia. Its fragrant leaves were used as a seasoning and to flavour ale: family Asteraceae […]
/ˈkɒstnə/ noun 1. Kevin. born 1955, US film actor: his films include Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1990), Dances with Wolves (1990; also directed), JFK (1991), Waterworld (1995), Open Range (2003), and the TV mini-series Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
1. a combining form meaning “rib,” used in the formation of compound words: costoclavicular. costo- pref. Rib: costovertebral.
- Costoaxillary vein
costoaxillary vein cos·to·ax·il·lar·y vein (kŏs’tō-āk’sə-lěr’ē) n. Any of a number of anastomotic veins connecting the intercostal veins of the first to the seventh intercostal spaces with the lateral thoracic or the thoracoepigastric vein.