What does Price mean?

Definitions for Price
praɪs; ˈli ənˌtinprice

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Price.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. monetary value, price, costnoun

    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, damagenoun

    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, tollnoun

    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. pricenoun

    the high value or worth of something

    "her price is far above rubies"

  5. pricenoun

    a monetary reward for helping to catch a criminal

    "the cattle thief has a price on his head"

  6. pricenoun

    cost of bribing someone

    "they say that every politician has a price"

  7. Price, Leontyne Price, Mary Leontyne Priceverb

    United States operatic soprano (born 1927)

  8. priceverb

    determine the price of

    "The grocer priced his wares high"

  9. priceverb

    ascertain or learn the price of

    "Have you priced personal computers lately?"


  1. pricenoun

    The cost required to gain possession of something.

  2. pricenoun

    The cost of an action or deed.

  3. priceverb

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

  4. priceverb

    To pay the price of, to make reparation for.

  5. Pricenoun

    A Welsh patronymic surname, anglicized from ap Rhys.

  6. Pricenoun

    A city, the county seat of Carbon County, Utah, United States.

  7. Pricenoun

    A town in Wisconsin.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pricenoun

    Etymology: prix, Fr. prætium, Lat.

    I will buy it of thee at a price; neither will I offer burnt-offerings unto the Lord my God, of that which cost me nothing. 2 Samuel xxiv. 24.

    From that which hath its price in composition, if you take away any thing, or any part do fail, all is disgrace. Francis Bacon.

    If fortune has a niggard been to thee,
    Devote thyself to thrift, not luxury;
    And wisely make that kind of food thy choice,
    To which necessity confines thy price. Dryden.

    We stand in some jealousy, lest by thus overvaluing their sermons; they make the price and estimation of scripture, otherwise notified, to fall. Richard Hooker.

    Sugar hath put down the use of honey, inasmuch as we have lost those preparations of honey which the ancients had, when it was more in price. Francis Bacon.

    Supposing the quantity of wheat, in respect to its vent be the same, that makes the change in the price of wheat. John Locke.

    Sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed;
    What then? is the reward of virtue bread?
    That, vice may merit; ’tis the price of toil;
    The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil. Alexander Pope.

  2. To Priceverb

    To pay for.

    Some shall pay the price of others guilt;
    And he the man that made sans foy to fall,
    Shall with his own blood price that he hath spilt. F. Queen.


  1. price

    RICE is a mnemonic acronym for the four elements of a treatment regimen that was once recommended for soft tissue injuries: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. It was considered a first-aid treatment rather than a cure and aimed to control inflammation. It was thought that the reduction in pain and swelling that occurred as a result of decreased inflammation helped with healing. The protocol was often used to treat sprains, strains, cuts, bruises, and other similar injuries.The mnemonic was introduced by Dr. Gabe Mirkin in 1978. He took back his support of this regimen in 2014 after learning of the role of inflammation in the healing process. The implementation of RICE for soft tissue injuries as described by Dr. Mirkin is no longer recommended, as there is not enough research on the efficacy of RICE in the promotion of healing. In fact, many components of the protocol has since been shown to impair or delay healing by inhibiting inflammation. Early rehabilitation is now the recommendation to promote healing. Ice, compression, and elevation may have roles in decreasing swelling and pain, but have not shown to help with healing an injury.There are different variations of the protocol, which may emphasize additional protective actions. However, these variations similarly lack sufficient evidence to be broadly recommended. Examples include PRICE, POLICE, and PEACE & LOVE.


  1. price

    Price refers to the amount of money or value that is required or exchanged for a product, service, or resource. It is the monetary worth assigned to a particular item in a transaction, determined by factors such as supply and demand, production costs, market dynamics, and perceived value. Prices can vary based on the characteristics and quality of the item, as well as external factors like competition and economic conditions.

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. Priceverb

    to pay the price of

  5. Priceverb

    to set a price on; to value. See Prize

  6. Priceverb

    to ask the price of; as, to price eggs

  7. Etymology: [OE. pris, OF. pris, F. prix, L. pretium; cf. Gr. I sell to buy, Skr. pa to buy, OI. renim I sell. Cf. Appreciate, Depreciate, Interpret, Praise, n. & v., Precious, Prize.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Price

    prīs, n. that at which anything is prized, valued, or bought: excellence: recompense.—v.t. to set value on: (coll.) to ask the price of: (Spens.) to pay the price of.—ns. Price′-curr′ent, -list, a list of the prices paid for any class of goods, &c.—adjs. Priced, set at a value; Price′less, beyond price: invaluable: without value: worthless.—n. Price′lessness.—Price of money, the rate of discount in lending or borrowing capital.—Without price, priceless. [O. Fr. pris (Fr. prix)—L. pretium, price.]

Editors Contribution

  1. price

    An amount of money for a commodity, goods, products or services.

    The price of the food was affordable.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  

  2. price

    To put a value on a commodity, goods, products or services.

    They did price the goods easily and efficiently with modern technology.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PRICE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Price is ranked #91 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Price surname appeared 235,251 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 80 would have the surname Price.

    73.9% or 173,921 total occurrences were White.
    20.5% or 48,250 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 5,270 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 5,034 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 1,553 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 1,200 total occurrences were Asian.

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Price in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Price in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Price in a Sentence

  1. Alberto Forchielli:

    The underlying assets (of Wanda Commercial) are good and the stock in Hong Kong has not moved [compared with its listing price]...this is an arbitrage written in the stars, there was a real rush to join.

  2. David Kimberley:

    The latest surge in dogecoin is a continuation of the greater fool theory trend we’ve seen playing out over the past couple of months, more people are aware of what’s going on and are looking to jump on the gravy train to make a quick buck. It’s very likely that Elon Musk pumping the coin tomorrow on prime-time U.S. TV will only serve to compound things and push the price up.

  3. Anthony Khamsei:

    Another fantastic wild adventure to enjoy in the low season is a safari in Kenya's Maasai Mara, high season, July to September, coincides with the Great Migration. But head out in quieter months to pay half price.

  4. Finance Chief Mark Frese:

    We're looking for a good price, solid financing and - very importantly - for a sustainable concept, kaufhof has had fantastic development. A sale below its value can be ruled out.

  5. Rudolf Staechelin:

    This is not the most valuable painting in this museum. I think Guernica is definitely worth more than this painting, so stop this hype, look at these paintings, it is not the amount of dollars hanging here. There are wonderful paintings here ... They might not have the same market price but this is art, it is not an investment.

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. indiscernible
    • B. articulate
    • C. ultimo
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