(Cost"less) a. Costing nothing.
(Cost"lewe) a. Costly. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Cost"li*ness) n. The quality of being costy; expensiveness; sumptuousness.
(Cost"ly) a. [From Cost expense.]
1. Of great cost; expensive; dear.
He had fitted up his palace in the most costly and sumptuous style, for the accomodation of the princess.
2. Gorgeous; sumptuous. [Poetic.]
To show how costly summer was at hand.
(Cost"ma*ry) n. [L. costum an Oriental aromatic plant (Gr. cf. Ar. kost, kust) + Maria
Mary. Cf. Alecost.] (Bot.) A garden plant (Chrysanthemum Balsamita) having a strong balsamic smell,
and nearly allied to tansy. It is used as a pot herb and salad plant and in flavoring ale and beer. Called
(Cos"to*tome) n. [Costa + Gr. to cut.] An instrument (chisel or shears) to cut the ribs and
open the thoracic cavity, in post-mortem examinations and dissections. Knight.
(Cos"trel) n. [CF. W. costrel, OF. costrel, LL. costrellum, a liquid measure, costrellus a wine
cup.] A bottle of leather, earthenware, or wood, having ears by which it was suspended at the side.
A youth, that, following with a costrel, bore
The means of goodly welcome, flesh and wine.
(Cos"tume`) n. [F. costume, It. costume custom, dress, fr. L. consuetumen for consuetudo
custom. See Custom, and cf. Consuetude.]
1. Dress in general; esp., the distinctive style of dress of a people, class, or period.
2. Such an arrangement of accessories, as in a picture, statue, poem, or play, as is appropriate to the
time, place, or other circumstances represented or described.
I began last night to read Walter Scott's Lay of the Last Minstrel . . . .I was extremely delighted with the
poetical beauty of some parts . . . .The costume, too, is admirable.
Sir J. Mackintosh.
3. A character dress, used at fancy balls or for dramatic purposes.
(Cos"tum`er) n. One who makes or deals in costumes, as for theaters, fancy balls, etc.
(Co-suf"fer*er) n. One who suffers with another. Wycherley.
(Co`su*preme") n. A partaker of supremacy; one jointly supreme. Shak.
(Co*sure"ty) n.; pl. Cosureties One who is surety with another.
(Co"sy) a. See Cozy.
(Cot) n. [OE. cot, cote, AS. cot, cote, cottage; akin to D. & Icel. kot, G. koth, kot, kothe. Cf.