price

noun
\ ˈprīs How to pronounce price (audio) \

Definition of price

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : the amount of money given or set as consideration for the sale of a specified thing
b : the quantity of one thing that is exchanged or demanded in barter or sale for another
2 : the cost at which something is obtained … the price of freedom is restraint …— J. Irwin Miller
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 archaic : value, worth

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 Price (audio) ; ˈlē-​ən-​ˌtēn , ˈlā-​ \ 1927–     American soprano

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Other Words from price

Verb

pricer noun

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 The administration issued more than 4,700 drilling permits in 2020 — comparable to approval numbers from early last decade when oil topped $100 a barrel, roughly twice the current price. Matthew Brown And Cathy Bussewitz, Anchorage Daily News, "Oil companies lock in drilling, challenging Biden on climate," 10 Jan. 2021 Drakkar: Hard to ignore this one’s solid turf record and the price expected today. Michael Beychok, NOLA.com, "Check out Chok's Choices for Saturday's Fair Grounds races," 8 Jan. 2021 The sale price was not disclosed; however, the home was originally listed at $40 million, then dropped to $34 million in March 2020. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's Sprawling Massachusetts Mansion and NYC Apartment Have Both Sold," 6 Jan. 2021 The price includes drinks and snacks served in heated tents. New York Times, "Igloos and Iceless Curling: How New York Hopes to Fight Off a Grim Winter," 5 Jan. 2021 Ford is dropping the starting price for the 2021 Expedition full-size SUV, which gains a new base trim level called the XL STX. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "2021 Ford Expedition Adds Cheaper Two-Row XL STX Model," 5 Jan. 2021 Banks find buyers for a company’s shares and backstop the stock price. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, "2020 SPAC Boom Lifted Wall Street’s Biggest Banks," 5 Jan. 2021 Potantico deserved the 15-1 price in what can be best described as a very poor effort. Ciaran Thornton is the handicapper for Californiapick4.com, which offers daily full card picks, longshots of the day, best bets of the day. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Horse racing newsletter: Life Is Good wins in perplexing style," 3 Jan. 2021 That means Biden would have a tough time passing sweeping policies to combat climate change, such as a mandate for carbon-free electricity by 2035 or the price on carbon. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Prospects bleak for big Biden climate legislation even with Georgia victories," 3 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Wealthy Russian real estate investors price out the next generation of locals. Denise Hruby, Environment, "In the Alps, ski resorts are desperately battling climate change—and local resistance," 23 Dec. 2020 That will be another new risk to price in before making any investments, as will be fear of yet another epidemic, a fear that will have been enhanced by those who have attempted to link, however risibly, the coronavirus to climate change. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of December 14," 18 Dec. 2020 When recovery kicks in, investors often price in higher interest rates. Greg Ip, WSJ, "Three Reasons 2021 Could Be (a Lot) Better Than You Think," 23 Dec. 2020 But DoorDash’s status as venture capital’s biggest exit of the year is already under threat: Airbnb is seeking to raise close to $3.1 billion in an IPO expected to price today, at a range that would value the company at as much as $41.8 billion. Michelle Cheng, Quartz, "DoorDash proved to be the ultimate IPO for the pandemic era," 9 Dec. 2020 DoorDash starts trading Wednesday, and Airbnb is expected to price its shares that evening and begin trading the next day. Owen Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "Mozilla moves out of Mountain View," 9 Dec. 2020 The retailer carries every major appliance brand and will price match with another authorized dealer. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "The 7 best places to buy large appliances online," 11 Nov. 2020 Likely favorite off a second-place finish; no knocks just price too low. Michael Beychok, NOLA.com, "Check out Chok's Choices for Wednesday, Dec. 16, Fair Grounds races," 15 Dec. 2020 According to the Wall Street Journal, DoorDash is looking to price shares in the $90 range, and Airbnb close to 60 bucks. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "The global rally stalls out, but Goldman Sachs is doubling down on value stocks," 7 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of price

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

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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The first known use of price was in the 13th century

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Last Updated

15 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Price.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/price. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for price

price

noun
How to pronounce Price (audio)

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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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.

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