Definitions for cheap
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word cheap.
relatively low in price or charging low prices
"it would have been cheap at twice the price"; "inexpensive family restaurants"
brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashyadjective
"a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
bum, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinnyadjective
of very poor quality; flimsy
cheap, chinchy, chintzyadjective
Trade; traffic; chaffer; chaffering.
A market; marketplace.
A low price; a bargain.
a good cheap
Cheapness; lowness of price; abundance of supply.
To trade; traffic; bargain; chaffer; ask the price of goods; cheapen goods.
To bargain for; chaffer for; ask the price of; offer a price for; cheapen.
To buy; purchase.
Low and/or reduced in price.
Of poor quality.
Of little worth.
Insurance is expensive, but don't be so cheap that you risk losing your home because of a fire.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
CHIP, Cheap, Chipping
in the names of places, imply a market; from the Sax. cyppan ceapan , to buy. Edmund Gibson Cam.
Etymology: ceapan, Sax. koopen, Dutch, to buy.
Where there are a great many sellers to a few buyers, there the thing to be sold will be cheap. On the other side, raise up a great many buyers for a few sellers, and the same thing will immediately turn dear. John Locke.
The goodness, that is cheap in beauty, makes
Beauty brief in goodness. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.
Had I so lavish of my presence been
So common hackney’d in the eyes of men,
So stale and cheap to vulgar company. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
He that is too much in any thing, so that he giveth another occasion of society, maketh himself cheap. Francis Bacon.
May your sick fame still languish till it die,
And you grow cheap in every subject’s eye. Dryden.
The usual titles of distinction, which belong to us, are turned into terms of derision and reproach, and every way is taken by profane men, towards rendering us cheap and contemptible. Francis Atterbury.
Market; purchase; bargain; as good cheap; [ a bon marche, Fr.]
Etymology: cheping is an old word for market; whence Eastcheap, Cheapside.
The same wine that comes out of Candia, which we pay so dear for now a days, in that good world was very good cheap. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
It is many a man’s case to tire himself out with hunting after that abroad, which he carries about him all the while, and may have it better cheap at home. Roger L'Estrange.
Some few insulting cowards, who love to vapour good cheap, may trample on those who give least resistance. Decay of Piety.
Cheap refers to something that is low in cost or price, and is often associated with being relatively inferior in terms of quality or value. Nonetheless, it does not necessarily imply poor quality, as it may also indicate a bargain or a good purchase for a relatively low cost.
a bargain; a purchase; cheapness
having a low price in market; of small cost or price, as compared with the usual price or the real value
of comparatively small value; common; mean
to buy; to bargain
Etymology: [AS. cep bargain, sale, price; akin to D. koop purchase, G. kauf, Icel. kaup bargain. Cf. Cheapen, Chapman, Chaffer, Cope, v. i.]
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
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.]
Cheap vs. Cheep -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Cheap and Cheep.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cheap is ranked #119508 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Cheap surname appeared 145 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Cheap.
71.7% or 104 total occurrences were White.
22.7% or 33 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cheap' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2937
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cheap' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1214
Rank popularity for the word 'cheap' in Adjectives Frequency: #183
The numerical value of cheap in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of cheap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Companies like to say cheap phones and computers is about digital empowerment and democracy, but we must stop and ask, 'what is the real cost of these cheap devices? Who pays the price?' Cheap is not always good.
Information Wants To Be Free. Information also wants to be expensive. Information wants to be free because it has become so cheap to distribute, copy, and recombine---too cheap to meter. It wants to be expensive because it can be immeasurably valuable to the recipient. That tension will not go away.
There are fine cigars and cheap cigars, but there are no fine cheap cigars -- Winston Churchill
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
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.
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Translations for cheap
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- осһоҙ, арзанBashkir
- е́втин, намален, долнокачественBulgarian
- baratCatalan, Valencian
- tarvelig, billigDanish
- geizig, preisgünstig, billig, preiswertGerman
- barato, corriente, económicoSpanish
- ارزان, مفتPersian
- pihi, vähäarvoinen, halpa, huono, alennettu, kehnoFinnish
- bon marché, [[pas]] [[cher]], au rabais, [[peu]] [[cher]], à deux balles, modique, radin, pas cherFrench
- barato, barateiroGalician
- זול, זולהHebrew
- olcsó, értéktelenHungarian
- էժանագին, էժանArmenian
- scadente, economicoItalian
- 安価, 激安, 安い, 安っぽい, 安物Japanese
- 싼, 싸다Korean
- هەرزان, توڕەهات, بێقیمەتKurdish
- bëllegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pigus, pigiLithuanian
- евтин, неквалите́тен, поевтинет, намален, сниженMacedonian
- хямд төсөрMongolian
- laagwaardig, in aanbieding, goedkoop, onduur, ordinair, afgeprijsd, betaalbaar, waardeloos, schamelDutch
- tandetny, taniPolish
- ارزانPashto, Pushto
- vil, barateado, reles, baratoPortuguese
- bunmarcho, bùnmartgieu, bunmarchà, bunmartgea, bienmarcau, bunmartgàRomansh
- прижи́мистый, скупо́й, ска́редный, дешёвый, низкока́чественный, низкопро́бный, нека́чественный, недорого́йRussian
- јефтин, jeftin, nekvalitetan, неквалитетанSerbo-Croatian
- බාල, ලාභSinhala, Sinhalese
- poceni, cenenSlovene
- billig, nedsattSwedish
- స్వల్ప లాభం, తగ్గింపు ధర, తక్కువ రకం, చౌకTelugu
- ئەرزانUyghur, Uighur
- ارزاں, سستاUrdu
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