What does cheap mean?

Definitions for cheaptʃip

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cheap.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cheap, inexpensive(adj)

    relatively low in price or charging low prices

    "it would have been cheap at twice the price"; "inexpensive family restaurants"

  2. brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy(adj)

    tastelessly showy

    "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"

  3. bum, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinny(adj)

    of very poor quality; flimsy

  4. cheap, chinchy, chintzy(adj)

    embarrassingly stingy

Wiktionary

  1. cheap(Noun)

    Trade; traffic; chaffer; chaffering.

  2. cheap(Noun)

    A market; marketplace.

  3. cheap(Noun)

    Price.

  4. cheap(Noun)

    A low price; a bargain.

    a good cheap

  5. cheap(Noun)

    Cheapness; lowness of price; abundance of supply.

  6. cheap(Verb)

    To trade; traffic; bargain; chaffer; ask the price of goods; cheapen goods.

  7. cheap(Verb)

    To bargain for; chaffer for; ask the price of; offer a price for; cheapen.

  8. cheap(Verb)

    To buy; purchase.

  9. cheap(Verb)

    To sell.

  10. cheap(Adjective)

    Low and/or reduced in price.

  11. cheap(Adjective)

    Of poor quality.

  12. cheap(Adjective)

    Of little worth.

  13. cheap(Adjective)

    underhand; dubious.

  14. cheap(Adjective)

    frugal; stingy

    Insurance is expensive, but don't be so cheap that you risk losing your home because of a fire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cheap(noun)

    a bargain; a purchase; cheapness

  2. Cheap(noun)

    having a low price in market; of small cost or price, as compared with the usual price or the real value

  3. Cheap(noun)

    of comparatively small value; common; mean

  4. Cheap(adverb)

    cheaply

  5. Cheap(verb)

    to buy; to bargain

  6. Origin: [AS. cep bargain, sale, price; akin to D. koop purchase, G. kauf, Icel. kaup bargain. Cf. Cheapen, Chapman, Chaffer, Cope, v. i.]

Freebase

  1. Cheap

    Cheap is the debut album from Seasick Steve. It consists of songs by him and his Swedish/Norwegian band The Level Devils, and also two stories from his life as a hobo. The Level Devils consisted at this time of Kai Christoffersen playing the drums and Jo Husmo bass. Dan Magnusson subsequently took over drumming duties.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cheap

    chēp, adj. low in price: of a place where prices are low, as 'a cheap market:' of a low price in relation to the value: easily obtained: of small value, or reckoned at such.—v.t. Cheap′en, to ask the price of a thing: to make cheap, to lower the price of: to lower the reputation of: to beat down the price of.—n. Cheap′ener.—adv. Cheap′ly.—n. Cheap′ness.—Cheap Jack, or John, a travelling hawker who pretends to give great bargains; Cheap labour, labour paid at a poor rate; Cheap trip, an excursion by rail or steamer at a reduced fare; Cheap-tripper, one who goes on such a trip.—Dirt cheap, ridiculously cheap.—On the cheap, cheap or cheaply.—To be cheap of anything (Scot.), to get off with less than one deserved or expected, as of punishment. [Orig. good cheap, i.e. a good bargain; A.S. ceap, price, a bargain; A.S. céapian, Ice. kaupa, Ger. kaufen, to buy; Scot. coup—all borrowed from L. caupo, a huckster.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cheap' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2937

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cheap' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1214

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cheap' in Adjectives Frequency: #183

Anagrams for cheap »

  1. chape

  2. peach, Peach

  3. Peach

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cheap in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cheap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tom Digenan:

    The market isn't cheap, but we're cheap relative to other asset classes like Treasuries.

  2. Thomas Paine:

    What we obtain too cheap we esteem too little it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

  3. Vijay Chhibber:

    I think we have made automobiles in India too cheap, in trying to make everything cheap, if we are going to reduce our safety standard it is not worth it.

  4. Johan Rockstrom:

    This is a great challenge for H&M whose trademark is cheap clothes at good quality ... The fact it's cheap means there's a risk people buy and throw away, or buy too much.

  5. Robert Parker:

    Chinese equity markets, nine months ago, were exceptionally cheap, with the price-earnings ratio of less than 10. We have now moved up. We are no longer in super cheap territory.

Images & Illustrations of cheap


Translations for cheap

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for cheap »

Translation

Find a translation for the cheap definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these cheap definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"cheap." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 29 Mar. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/cheap>.

Are we missing a good definition for cheap? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for cheap:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.