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.

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. Anatole France, Revolt of the Angels:

    To die for an idea is to place a pretty high price upon conjectures.

  2. Stuart Cole:

    Whatever you raise interest rates to in the UK, it is not going to have a material impact on the price of gas or oil, because there is a genuine shortage, so if you’re a producer, it is happy days.

  3. Carl Levin:

    If you like what Wall Street did for the housing market, you'll love what Wall Street is doing for commodities, Goldman's ability to influence any portion of the price for a key component of the industrial economy is simply unacceptable.

  4. Chief Executive Fred Tomczyk:

    We continue to believe that commission price wars are a zero-sum game, different competitors may take different courses of action.

  5. Valeriy Zaluzhnyi:

    We are in great need of weapons that will make it possible to engage the enemy over a long distance, and this can not be delayed, because the price of delay is measured by the lives of people who have protected the world from [ Russian fascism ].

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