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

That has driven down rental rates and pushed up the price of some planes, especially Boeing 737s and Airbus SE A320s. Doug Cameron, WSJ, "KKR to Invest $1 Billion in Commercial Aircraft," 3 Jan. 2019 When that’s the case, these children must still pay for the full price of school lunches, which cost about $3.20 on average. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "How states and crowdfunding are tackling the growing problem of student lunch debt," 27 Dec. 2018 In total, the craft ended up costing the price of a roll of wrapping paper, plus $3.99 for the wreath material at the craft store. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Why People Are Wrapping Their Artwork In Christmas Paper," 11 Dec. 2018 The property was originally purchased by the Middleton family way back in 2002 for the bargain price of £780,000 ($987,425), and Kate moved in for a while in 2011 before joining the royal family. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kate and Pippa Middleton's Old London Apartment Is Up for Sale, if You Have a Spare $2.5 Million," 10 Dec. 2018 Henri Bendel stores are offering 30% off all full price items, 40% - 50% off sale items. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "These Are the Most Amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for 2018," 26 Nov. 2018 The price of sheets is determined by the fabric, weave and thread count. Hannah Morrill, ELLE Decor, "The Best Luxury Sheets For the Perfect Night's Sleep," 15 Nov. 2018 But several acquirers have expressed interest in buying the company in recent months if the CEO, Jason Citron, can be convinced the price is right, people with knowledge of the situation said. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Who could buy Discord? Acquirers have been giving the gaming startup a long look.," 21 Nov. 2018 Some 100 percent cotton flannel or jersey sheets also fall into this price range. Hannah Morrill, ELLE Decor, "The Best Luxury Sheets For the Perfect Night's Sleep," 15 Nov. 2018

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An airline that accidentally priced a luxury flight from Vietnam to New York City at an egregious $15,000 discount has decided to honor the tickets purchased at the fare. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Airline Prices $16,000 Luxury Flight at $675 After 'Ticketing Error' on New Year's Day," 2 Jan. 2019 Pitagyros in Oia is fantastic (and reasonably priced) for traditional souvlaki. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Where to Go, Where to Eat, and What to See at Instagram's Favorite Destination," 21 Dec. 2018 And while first-time home buyers repeatedly getting outbid on houses priced under $350,000 might agree, Arizona housing analysts say not so fast. Catherine Reagor, azcentral, "Are metro Phoenix home prices 'overheated?' No, say housing experts," 24 June 2018 The sweatshirts, which are priced at $80 each, became available online at the end of November and will hit stores in Japan this week; Oleynik has tapped skater Spencer Hamilton to be the face of the collaboration. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This New York City Skate Brand Thinks Magazines Are Here to Stay," 14 Dec. 2018 The companies’ bags were priced similarly and the designs were close too, with their hard-shell covers, four-spinner wheels, and plethora of color options. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "When the “best” busts: the spectacular rise and fall of smart luggage startup Raden," 12 Dec. 2018 Nearly $700 is a steep price for a OnePlus phone, which are typically priced very aggressively compared to other high-end Android phones. Dan Seifert, The Verge, "The most expensive OnePlus phone ever," 11 Dec. 2018 Single occupancy can be hard to score, as rooms are priced per person and hotels prefer to book couples or families. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "Slow Skiing in Japan's Deep North," 11 Oct. 2018 In fact, after its initial September 19 launch, the 500-millimeter jar — which is priced at $75 (valued at $100) — was gone in just two hours. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Sol de Janeiro Just Restocked Its Sold-Out Biggie Biggie Bum Bum Cream," 27 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 \

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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