Definitions for premiumˈpri mi əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•mi•um*ˈpri mi əm(n.)

  1. a prize or bonus given as an inducement, as to purchase products.

  2. a bonus, gift, or sum additional to price, wages, interest, or the like.

  3. the amount usu. paid in installments by a policyholder for coverage under a contract.

    Category: Business

  4. a sum above the nominal or par value of a thing.

  5. great value or esteem:

    She puts a premium on loyalty.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. (adj.)of exceptional quality or greater value than others of its kind; superior.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  7. of higher price or cost.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

Idioms for premium:

  1. at a premium, at an unusually high price. in short supply; in demand.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: See bonus.

Origin of premium:

1595–1605; < L praemium profit, reward

Princeton's WordNet

  1. premium, insurance premium(noun)

    payment for insurance

  2. premium(noun)

    the amount that something in scarce supply is valued above its nominal value

    "they paid a premium for access to water"

  3. agio, agiotage, premium, exchange premium(noun)

    a fee charged for exchanging currencies

  4. premium(noun)

    a prize, bonus, or award given as an inducement to purchase products, enter competitions initiated by business interests, etc.

    "they encouraged customers with a premium for loyal patronage"

  5. bounty, premium(adj)

    payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military

  6. premium(adj)

    having or reflecting superior quality or value

    "premium gasoline at a premium price"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. premium(noun)ˈpri mi əm

    an amount of money you pay for insurance

    payment of monthly premiums

  2. premiumˈpri mi əm

    a higher price than normal

    Customers are willing to pay a premium for organic food.; products that sell at a premium

  3. premiumˈpri mi əm

    to consider as important

    societies that do not place a premium on the education of girls

  4. premium(adjective)ˈpri mi əm

    best or most expensive

    We provide a premium service.


  1. premium(Noun)

    A prize or award.

  2. premium(Noun)

    Something offered at a reduced price as an inducement to buy something else.

  3. premium(Noun)

    A bonus paid in addition to normal payments.

  4. premium(Noun)

    The amount to be paid for an insurance policy.

  5. premium(Noun)

    An unusually high value.

  6. premium(Noun)

    The amount by which a security's value exceeds its face value.

  7. premium(Adjective)

    Superior in quality; higher in price or value.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Premium(noun)

    a reward or recompense; a prize to be won by being before another, or others, in a competition; reward or prize to be adjudged; a bounty; as, a premium for good behavior or scholarship, for discoveries, etc

  2. Premium(noun)

    something offered or given for the loan of money; bonus; -- sometimes synonymous with interest, but generally signifying a sum in addition to the capital

  3. Premium(noun)

    a sum of money paid to underwriters for insurance, or for undertaking to indemnify for losses of any kind

  4. Premium(noun)

    a sum in advance of, or in addition to, the nominal or par value of anything; as, gold was at a premium; he sold his stock at a premium


  1. Premium

    Premium is a 2006 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Pete Chatmon.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'premium' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3323

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'premium' in Nouns Frequency: #1900

Translations for premium

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an addition to the sum due as interest, dividend, or wages.

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