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 Why overpay an aging Rajon Rondo when Dennis Schröder could be had for a modest price? oregonlive, "Trail Blazers’ coronavirus postponements, Stephen Curry’s ‘organized chaos,’ Nets’ Big Three debut, the league’s scheduling problem, TV ratings: NBA news and notes," 21 Jan. 2021 Chicken Hawk; shopping for a price today and these Foster horses do out run their odds off the layoff. Michael Beychok, NOLA.com, "Check out Chok's Choices for Sunday's Fair Grounds races," 16 Jan. 2021 Samsung has shaved off $200 from both the S21 and S21+, bringing them down to $800 and $1,000, respectively, and $100 off the Ultra for a starting price of $1,300. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Samsung's new Galaxy S21 lineup chooses refinement over reinvention," 14 Jan. 2021 First responders were paying a particularly high price. Robin Erb, Detroit Free Press, "Henry Ford study on hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 quietly shut down," 12 Jan. 2021 There are plenty of great beginner gaming PCs for those who want to enjoy the perks of PC gaming without paying an exorbitant price — and without the hassle of having to build one yourself. Michael Andronico, CNN Underscored, "Why you should get into PC gaming — and where to start," 5 Jan. 2021 The United States still hasn’t contained the virus and is paying a heavy price in deaths and economic impact, while life is relatively normal in China. New York Times, "25 Days That Changed the World: How Covid-19 Slipped China’s Grasp," 1 Jan. 2021 Don’t underestimate the importance of insurance and the importance of shopping around for the best price. Gary Singer, sun-sentinel.com, "Ask a real estate pro: 15 ways to resolve legal issues," 31 Dec. 2020 As a result, many people are still paying the price for having small amounts of marijuana that customers now buy routinely at pot shops. Robert Mccoppin, chicagotribune.com, "Pot legalization was to bring expungements to many with records in Illinois. Numbers so far are low, but more are expected to be on the way.," 28 Dec. 2020 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

27 Jan 2021

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“Price.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/price. Accessed 27 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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