at a premium

Definition of at a premium

  1. 1 :  for a high price Land in the county is selling at a premium. Rooms with a view are available, but they come at a premium.

  2. 2 :  difficult to get because there is little available We bought bunk beds because space in the apartment is at a premium.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a reward or recompense for a particular act

    :  a sum over and above a regular price paid chiefly as an inducement or incentive

    :  a sum in advance of or in addition to the nominal value of something

  1. :  of exceptional quality or amount

    :  higher-priced

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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