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

But the government argued that the merger would cause other carriers to raise prices. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Trump’s Merger Appeal to Obama," 13 July 2018 Shoup has long advocated for cities to better manage on-street parking by limiting the number of permits to the number of spaces available — and raising prices. Caitlin Mccabe, Philly.com, "Philadelphia has 2,172,896 parking spaces. So how come you're still circling the block?," 12 July 2018 Yet, several live TV services such as Sling and PlayStation Vue have raised prices and started offering those channel bundles that many consumers wanted to avoid with cable. USA TODAY, "The gloves came off when FBI agent Strzok visited Capitol Hill," 12 July 2018 The protests, which have left at least three people dead, erupted after Haiti’s government attempted to raise fuel prices. Reema Amin, baltimoresun.com, "Haiti protests delay return of Baltimore Archdiocese-sponsored youth mission group," 11 July 2018 At the time, the interim president, Jocelerme Privert, had proposed raising fuel prices. Jacqueline Charles, miamiherald, "Haitian officials knew the gas price hike would be unpopular. They did it anyway," 10 July 2018 Print subscribers get a password for your existing account here The question now is by how much, as Energy Secretary Rick Perry says his agency is assessing the economics of raising wholesale power prices for coal and nuclear plants. James Osborne, San Antonio Express-News, "Higher power costs energize coal bailout fight," 5 July 2018 Consumers of electronics and other goods will soon see prices rise, so there is some pain on the horizon for all of us. Phillip Molnar, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Can the U.S. economy withstand a trade war?," 13 July 2018 Between its four fashion-y lines, the launch of Universal Thread, which offers a full range at budget-friendly prices, and a collaboration with Hunter, Target really is here to outfit you for every single occasion in your life. refinery29.com, "Target Has More Than 1,700 Swimsuits To Shop This Season," 13 July 2018

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On the other side of the gate, many say Privates is Exhibit A of the growing disparity in Santa Cruz — a county grappling with homelessness and a priced-out working class. Rosanna Xia, latimes.com, "A beach behind lock and key is turning into a fight over social justice in California," 9 July 2018 Bottle prices on the 40 wines start at $45, and more than half are priced $70 and above. Michael Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "Sorrel off to a stellar start in Pacific Heights," 6 July 2018 The sides at Oskar’s are small in portion and appropriately priced, clocking in at $2-$3 each. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Oskar's fills a food void in Louisville we didn't know we had | Review," 4 July 2018 And in parking systems that get pricing right, more spaces are used, which in turn brings in more money. Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, "Park your car in Cincinnati? It's going to cost you (a lot) more.," 3 July 2018 After all, these are not technologies that are high priced today and simply waiting for wider adoption to reduce those costs. Ed Wallace, star-telegram, "Little Shared Vehicles," 29 June 2018 After months of suspense, two pharmaceutical industry trade groups have agreed to drop a lawsuit against the state of Nevada over a new law that requires drug makers to report a wide array of pricing information about their diabetes medicines. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharma drops its lawsuit against Nevada over drug pricing transparency law," 29 June 2018 Commercial rents have gone up, labor costs have soared and restaurant workers, many of them priced out by the expense of housing, have been moving away. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: The Supreme Court upholds Trump’s travel ban; 17 states sue Trump," 27 June 2018 As Cooley mentions, each team is housed within luxurious hotels and every player is granted his own room, typically priced at $115 per weeknight and $210 on weekend evenings. Jake Fischer, SI.com, "The Economics of a Las Vegas Summer League Invite," 12 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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