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price

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noun \ˈprīs\

Simple Definition of price

  • : the amount of money that you pay for something or that something costs

  • : the thing that is lost, damaged, or given up in order to get or do something

  • : the amount of money needed to persuade someone to do something

Full Definition of price

  1. 1 archaic :  value, worth

  2. 2 a :  the quantity of one thing that is exchanged or demanded in barter or sale for another b :  the amount of money given or set as consideration for the sale of a specified thing

  3. 3 :  the terms for the sake of which something is done or undertaken: as a :  an amount sufficient to bribe one <believed every man had his price> b :  a reward for the apprehension or death of a person <an outlaw with a price on his head>

  4. 4 :  the cost at which something is obtained <the price of freedom is restraint — J. Irwin Miller>

Examples of price

  1. You paid a high price for the car.

  2. We bought the house at a good price.

  3. The price of milk rose.

  4. What is the difference in price between the two cars?

  5. I know he said he wouldn't do it, but I think it's just a matter of finding his price.



Origin of price

Middle English pris, from Anglo-French, from Latin pretium price, money; probably akin to Sanskrit prati- against, in return — more at pros-


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with price


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price

verb

Simple Definition of price

  • : to say or decide how much something costs : to give a price to (something)

  • : to put a price on (something) : to attach a price tag to (something)

  • : to learn the price of (something that you are thinking about buying)

Full Definition of price

pricedpric·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to set a price on

  3. 2 :  to find out the price of

  4. 3 :  to drive by raising prices excessively <priced themselves out of the market>

pric·er noun

Examples of price

  1. They priced the house too high.

  2. Workers quickly priced the new merchandise.



15th Century

First Known Use of price

15th century


Price

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biographical name \ˈprīs\

Definition of Price

  1. (Mary) Le*on*tyne play \lē-ˈän-ˌtēn; ˈlē-ən-ˌ, ˈlā-\ 1927–     Am. soprano






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