What does premium mean?

Definitions for premiumˈpri mi əm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word premium.

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"


  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

  5. Origin: [L. praemium, originally, what one has got before or better than others; prae before + emere to take, buy. See Redeem.]


  1. Premium

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Premium

    prē′mi-um, n. a reward: a prize: a bounty: payment made for insurance: the difference in value above the original price or par of stock—opp. to Discount: anything offered as an incentive.—adjs. Prē′mial, Prē′miant.—v.t. Prē′miate, to reward with a premium.—At a premium, above par (see Par). [L. præmiumpræ, above, emĕre, to buy.]

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of premium in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of premium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sebastian Svensson:

    The pricing for premium tailors will go up.

  2. Marc Ganis:

    There’s a high location premium for Los Angeles.

  3. Daniel Ang:

    When the strike's over the premium will drop down to about $4.

  4. Brian Facquet of Prohibition Distilling:

    What separates well vodka from premium vodka is oil and sugar.

  5. Shigeaki Mizushima:

    We want to position it at a premium position compared with 4Ks.

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