price

noun
\ ˈprīs How to pronounce price (audio) \

Definition of price

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 archaic : value, worth
2a : 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 : the terms for the sake of which something is done or undertaken: such 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 : the cost at which something is obtained the price of freedom is restraint— J. Irwin Miller

price

verb
priced; pricing

Definition of price (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to set a price on
2 : to find out the price of
3 : to drive by raising prices excessively priced themselves out of the market

Price

biographical name
\ ˈprīs How to pronounce Price (audio) \

Definition of Price (Entry 3 of 3)

(Mary) Le*on*tyne \ lē-​ˈän-​ˌtēn How to pronounce lē-ˈän-ˌtēn (audio) ; ˈlē-​ən-​ˌtēn , ˈlā-​\ 1927–     American soprano

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Other Words from price

Verb

pricer noun

Synonyms for price

Synonyms: Noun

ante, charge, cost, damage, fee, figure, freight, price tag

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Noun

price, charge, and cost mean the amount asked or given in payment for something. price usually refers to what is asked for goods. What is the price of the car? charge usually refers to the amount asked for services. There is a charge for the first visit. cost is usually used to state what is paid for something by the buyer rather than what is asked by the seller. The cost of our dinner seemed very high.

Examples of price in a Sentence

Noun

You paid a high price for the car. We bought the house at a good price. The price of milk rose. What is the difference in price between the two cars? I know he said he wouldn't do it, but I think it's just a matter of finding his price.

Verb

They priced the house too high. Workers quickly priced the new merchandise.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL While Google has been selling the Pixel 3 and 3XL for about six months now, the Pixel 2 and 2 XL are still very good phones, especially at discounted prices. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "No joke, Google is killing off the Pixel 2, Inbox, goo.gl URL shortener, and Google+ this week," 1 Apr. 2019 People in the First World who have access to buying clothes every day at cheap prices don’t understand the impacts of that: the low wages, the working conditions. . Emily Farra, Vogue, "Legendary Surfer Kelly Slater Is Expanding His Sustainable Brand, Outerknown, to Include Clothes for Women," 12 Mar. 2019 This collection of skincare products offers medical-grade formulas at a price that won't give you sticker shock. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "I'm Addicted to Anti-Aging Products and The Ordinary Is the Best Brand I've Ever Used," 13 Feb. 2019 The cost for the trip was well into the seven figures, but who can put a price on personal transformation? Marisa Meltzer, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Latest Travel Trend? Super Sabbaticals," 24 Dec. 2018 That’s a lot of money for a treehouse, to be sure, but who can put a price on serenity? Megan Barber, Curbed, "You can buy this tiny treehouse shaped like a pinecone," 11 Dec. 2018 Air travel can be quite the grind, with outdated terminals, underwhelming food at overwhelming prices, and ample opportunities to see people without shoes on. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Inside the World’s Best Airport," 28 Mar. 2019 Those keeping up with season three saw this coming: Beth's new gig as a dance teacher is clashing with Randall's city councilman duties, and their family is paying the price. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "We Need to Talk About What Happened to Beth on Last Night's This Is Us," 27 Mar. 2019 But, so far at least, issues with price and capacity have kept them from widespread adoption. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Researchers make RAM from a phase change we don’t entirely understand," 18 Dec. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The four items—a dress, a blouse, a skirt, and a jumpsuit—come in black, blush, ivory, and cherry red and will launch online and in Universal Standard’s Soho store today, priced at $150 to $240. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "With a Universal Standard Collaboration, Rodarte Aims to Dress Every Woman and Every Size," 9 Apr. 2019 The highest, priced at 160 euros, promises access to a private lounge, an unlimited buffet, and a couple glasses of champagne. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Versailles Is Putting on a Rave in the Hall of Mirrors," 29 Mar. 2019 For those seeking something new, the Vitamix 5200, normally priced at $450, is marked down to $300. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, "Amazon's Having a Major Sale on Vitamix Blenders Today," 26 Feb. 2019 The biotechnology company raised more than $600 million, pricing its shares at $23 apiece in early December. Maureen Farrell, WSJ, "Pinterest Files Confidentially for IPO," 22 Feb. 2019 The company’s IPO of 82 million shares priced at $13 a share and closed at $14 a share. Marley Jay, The Seattle Times, "Wall Street ends higher with help from tech and health care," 12 Dec. 2018 Those who want the most advanced fitness band available priced at less than $150 need look no further than the Vivosmart 4. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Garmin Vivosmart 4 review: An affordable band for easy fitness, SpO2 data," 27 Oct. 2018 The collection, priced from $120 - $295, is now available to shop on both UGG.com and Nordstrom.com. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Adwoa Aboah and Heron Preston Are Making Us Want a Pair of UGGs This Fall," 5 Oct. 2018 Add storage Over-bed-shelving, made to fit between your bed and the wall, is sold by sites like Dormco.com and Dorm Decor, priced from less than $100 to about $450. Michelle Higgins, The Seattle Times, "How to dress up a dorm room," 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of price

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for price

Noun

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

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price

noun

English Language Learners Definition of price

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

price

verb

English Language Learners Definition of price (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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)

price

noun
\ ˈprīs How to pronounce price (audio) \

Kids Definition of price

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the quantity of one thing given or asked for something else : the amount of money paid or to be paid
2 : the cost at which something is gotten or done Giving up privacy is the price of fame.
3 : a reward for the capture of a criminal

price

verb
priced; pricing

Kids Definition of price (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to determine the amount something costs The house is priced too high.
2 : to find out how much something costs I've been pricing TVs.

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