What does cheap mean?

Definitions for cheap
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cheap, inexpensiveadjective

    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, trashyadjective

    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, tinnyadjective

    of very poor quality; flimsy

  4. cheap, chinchy, chintzyadjective

    embarrassingly stingy

Wiktionary

  1. cheapnoun

    Trade; traffic; chaffer; chaffering.

  2. cheapnoun

    A market; marketplace.

  3. cheapnoun

    Price.

  4. cheapnoun

    A low price; a bargain.

    a good cheap

  5. cheapnoun

    Cheapness; lowness of price; abundance of supply.

  6. cheapverb

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

  7. cheapverb

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

  8. cheapverb

    To buy; purchase.

  9. cheapverb

    To sell.

  10. cheapadjective

    Low and/or reduced in price.

  11. cheapadjective

    Of poor quality.

  12. cheapadjective

    Of little worth.

  13. cheapadjective

    underhand; dubious.

  14. cheapadjective

    frugal; stingy

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cheapnoun

    a bargain; a purchase; cheapness

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

  2. Cheapnoun

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

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

  3. Cheapnoun

    of comparatively small value; common; mean

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

  4. Cheapadverb

    cheaply

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

  5. Cheapverb

    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.]

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

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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

Examples of cheap in a Sentence

  1. Chris Lemanski:

    I was going through a pretty bad depression, i was kind of ready to give up and say the hell with it. The young man asked his cousin for advice on how to clear his head and he told him to take a long walk. Lemanski did just that. The traveler decided to make the journey in April 2016 after going through a period of depression. (Chris Lemanski ) In April 2016, Lemanski decided on the journey after looking up trails and saw one that went from Portugal to Istanbul, Turkey. The traveler said everything appeared to shift into place after he purchased a cheap ticket to Istanbul. Lemanski made the trek in 18 months, three of those months he was stuck in Morocco after he overstayed his visa for about three months. However, he was able to sneak out of the country and catch a boat to Germany where he continued his journey. As for how much money he spent in 18 months, Lemanski said he saved and people were generous.

  2. Manfred Weber:

    We have to see that Chinese companies, partly with the support of state funds, are increasingly trying to buy up European companies that are cheap to acquire or that got into economic difficulties due to the coronavirus crisis.

  3. Wenliang Sun:

    In my country, that is a cheap car.

  4. Claire Williams:

    There's a common misconception that the cost of doing nothing is free or cheap and it absolutely is not.

  5. Ronald Reagan, Address to the Nation, Jan 16, 1984:

    History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

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