Definitions for pricepraɪs; ˈli ənˌtin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pricepraɪs(n.; v.)priced, pric•ing.

  1. (n.)the sum or amount of money or its equivalent for which anything is bought, sold, or offered for sale.

  2. a sum offered for the capture of a person alive or dead:

    to put a price on someone's head.

  3. an amount of money for which a person will forsake principles or obligations:

    They claim that every politician has his price.

  4. that which must be given, done, or undergone in order to obtain a thing.

  5. Archaic. value or worth.

  6. (v.t.)to fix the price of.

  7. to ask or find out the price of.

Origin of price:

1175–1225; ME pris(e) < OF < L pretium price, value, worth

Pricepraɪs; ˈli ənˌtin(n.)

  1. (Edward) Reynolds,born 1933, U.S. novelist.

    Category: Biography

  2. Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. monetary value, price, cost(noun)

    the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)

    "the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver"; "he puts a high price on his services"; "he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection"

  2. price, terms, damage(noun)

    the amount of money needed to purchase something

    "the price of gasoline"; "he got his new car on excellent terms"; "how much is the damage?"

  3. price, cost, toll(noun)

    value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something

    "the cost in human life was enormous"; "the price of success is hard work"; "what price glory?"

  4. price(noun)

    the high value or worth of something

    "her price is far above rubies"

  5. price(noun)

    a monetary reward for helping to catch a criminal

    "the cattle thief has a price on his head"

  6. price(noun)

    cost of bribing someone

    "they say that every politician has a price"

  7. Price, Leontyne Price, Mary Leontyne Price(verb)

    United States operatic soprano (born 1927)

  8. price(verb)

    determine the price of

    "The grocer priced his wares high"

  9. price(verb)

    ascertain or learn the price of

    "Have you priced personal computers lately?"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. price(noun)ɪs

    the amount sth costs

    a high/low price; the price of a gallon of milk; House prices have risen/fallen sharply recently.

  2. priceɪs

    even if there are bad results

    determined to be successful at any price

  3. price(verb)ɪs

    to decide how much to charge for sth

    a house priced at $30,000

Wiktionary

  1. price(Noun)

    The cost required to gain possession of something.

  2. price(Noun)

    The cost of an action or deed.

  3. price(Verb)

    To determine the monetary value of (an item), to put a price on.

  4. price(Verb)

    To pay the price of, to make reparation for.

  5. Price(ProperNoun)

    , anglicized from ap Rhys.

  6. Origin: From price, from pris, preis, from pretium, prob. akin to Ancient Greek περνάω; compare praise, prize, precious, appraise, apprize, appreciate, depreciate, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Price

    the sum or amount of money at which a thing is valued, or the value which a seller sets on his goods in market; that for which something is bought or sold, or offered for sale; equivalent in money or other means of exchange; current value or rate paid or demanded in market or in barter; cost

  2. Price

    value; estimation; excellence; worth

  3. Price

    reward; recompense; as, the price of industry

  4. Price(verb)

    to pay the price of

  5. Price(verb)

    to set a price on; to value. See Prize

  6. Price(verb)

    to ask the price of; as, to price eggs

Freebase

  1. Price

    In modern economies, prices are generally expressed in units of some form of currency. Although prices could be quoted as quantities of other goods or services this sort of barter exchange is rarely seen. Prices are sometimes quoted in terms of vouchers such as trading stamps and air miles. In some circumstances, cigarettes have been used as currency, for example in prisons, in times of hyperinflation, and in some places during World War 2. In a black market economy, barter is also relatively common. In many financial transactions, it is customary to quote prices in other ways. The most obvious example is in pricing a loan, when the cost will be expressed as the percentage rate of interest. The total amount of interest payable depends upon credit risk, the loan amount and the period of the loan. Other examples can be found in pricing financial derivatives and other financial assets. For instance the price of inflation-linked government securities in several countries is quoted as the actual price divided by a factor representing inflation since the security was issued. Price sometimes refers to the quantity of payment requested by a seller of goods or services, rather than the eventual payment amount. This requested amount is often called the asking price or selling price, while the actual payment may be called the transaction price or traded price. Likewise, the bid price or buying price is the quantity of payment offered by a buyer of goods or services, although this meaning is more common in asset or financial markets than in consumer markets.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'price' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #563

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'price' in Written Corpus Frequency: #685

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'price' in Nouns Frequency: #101

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'price' in Verbs Frequency: #761


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

price(noun)

the amount of money for which a thing is or can be bought or sold; the cost

The price of the book was $10.

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