put a price on

Definition of put a price on

  1. 1 :  to ask for a particular amount of money for (something one is selling) The owners have not yet put a price on the house.

  2. 2 :  to say how important or valuable something is —usually used in negative statements to say that something is extremely important and valuable You can't put a price on true love.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

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  1. :  value, worth

    :  the quantity of one thing that is exchanged or demanded in barter or sale for another

    :  the amount of money given or set as consideration for the sale of a specified thing

  1. :  to set a price on

    :  to find out the price of

    :  to drive by raising prices excessively


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