What does price mean?

Definitions for price
praɪs; ˈli ənˌtinprice

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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.

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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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. Thomas Brooks (1608-1680):

    Christ is a most precious commodity, he is better than rubies or the most costly pearls; and we must part with our old gold, with our shining gold, our old sins, our most shining sins, or we must perish forever. Christ is to be sought and bought with any pains, at any price; we can not buy this gold too dear. He is a jewel more worth than a thousand worlds, as all know who have him. Get him, and get all; miss him and miss all.

  2. Raimundo Mendes de Barros:

    Our condom factory, aside from guaranteeing a fair price for the rubber, employs hundreds, it gives the world a product - the condom - that will be very present there in Rio, to fight disease and help with birth control.

  3. Emril Jamil:

    The Iranians are not going to hold back and if they have to they will compete on price just to secure their barrels homes with Asian refiners.

  4. Justin Smoak:

    He's been great, from day one, I think everyone was excited to have a guy that just goes out there and do what he does. We know if we can get a few runs up on the board.... After that homer, 4-0 lead, with Price on the mound, you know it's pretty much game over.

  5. Arnold Kamler:

    While we respect President Trump's decision to go after China and get them to change, and stop stealing intellectual properties, and to protect high-tech industries -- the bicycle industry is a very low-tech industry -- and we're the ones being targeted and having to pay the price.

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    the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    • A. odometer
    • B. bowel
    • C. tranquillity
    • D. integrity

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