price

noun
\ˈprīs \

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 \

Definition of Price (Entry 3 of 3)

(Mary) Le*on*tyne \ lē-​ˈän-​ˌtēn ; 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

Wheaties cereal is currently out of stock at a number of area Targets, and one of the eBay options, watched by multiple people in the past few days, had an asking price of $29.99. Lillian Brown, BostonGlobe.com, "Kyrie Irving-Uncle Drew Wheaties boxes in high demand," 14 July 2018 In truth, the price of milk varies wildly in Connecticut. Daniela Altimari, courant.com, "Politics and the Price of Milk," 14 July 2018 Although the typical prices of the toys, which are stuffed at the stores, only cost between $10-$25, the additional accessories can raise the total to more than $100. Sonja Haller, ajc, "How to get your $15 voucher after the failed Pay Your Age event at Build-a-Bear," 13 July 2018 This series of actions and reactions will have a negative effect on economic growth, reduce employment, as well as increase prices to consumers and reduce consumer choice. Michael Joe Murphy, OrlandoSentinel.com, "World trade — what everyone needs to know," 11 July 2018 The price of repairs and upgrades to town hall was underestimated by about $2 million, officials said. Jesse Leavenworth, Courant Community, "East Hartford Town Hall Repair Costs Increase By $2 Million-Plus," 11 July 2018 The hospital performs 60 percent of pediatric surgeries free or at a discounted price to those who can’t pay. Vijay Govindarajan, STAT, "What India can teach the U.S. about driving down the cost of health care," 10 July 2018 The company’s price-to-forward earnings ratio, at 11 times, is twice that of its rivals, suggesting too much optimism about continuing strong sales has been baked in. Jacky Wong, WSJ, "Chinese Auto Sales Run Into a Lending Roadblock," 10 July 2018 Phoenix is discounting the price of ride-hailing trips to and from 500 city bus stops. Daniel Sperling, Scientific American, "Can Ride-Hailing Improve Public Transportation Instead of Undercutting It?," 5 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Like Charlotte Tilbury's other lipsticks, Superstar Lips are priced at a not-inexpensive but totally-worth-it $34. Marci Robin, Allure, "Charlotte Tilbury Launches Superstar Lips, a Limited-Edition Glossy Lipstick," 6 Oct. 2018 The limited edition capsule is priced under $235, and will be available online at Sézane and Sézane stores beginning September 5. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sézane Is Launching Their First Ready-To-Wear Collection With Sea," 4 Sep. 2018 Everything is priced between $23 and $50. 'The Innocents' Cast Test Their Supernatural Movie Knowledge The full collection is available both on the PacSun website and in stores now. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kendall and Kylie Jenner Release Their New PacSun Capsule Collection," 29 Aug. 2018 Just to put that in perspective, most Kylie Cosmetics lip kits are priced at $30, which translates to roughly 1,518 sold every two hours to bring in that kind of cash. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Kylie Jenner Makes More Money in Two Hours Than Most Americans Do in a Year," 8 Aug. 2018 The India tour, which visits the Golden Triangle, is priced from $1,160, and the Italy tour, ranging from Venice to Rome, is from $2,610. Phil Marty, chicagotribune.com, "Adventures in vegan eating, a Canadian bucket list and more," 13 July 2018 Traditional rolls are priced from $8 to $10, with specialty rolls ranging up to $19. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Best places to grab a bite near this year's Con," 12 July 2018 On Emirates, a round trip between Dubai and London for mid-July travel was recently priced at around $10,400 in first class and $4,600 in business. Nicolas Parasie, WSJ, "Chateau Margaux for Seat 2A: Emirates Rewrites Rules for Airlines," 12 July 2018 The dance party is Sept. 28, priced at $75 and geared toward the young-adult supporters of Mighty Writers. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "Mighty Writers launches a festival of its own: MightyFest, coming this fall," 10 July 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 \

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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