- Rhymes: -aɪs
- ( UK, US ): enPR: prīs, IPA: /pɹaɪs/, X-SAMPA: /praIs/
- To determine the monetary value of ( an item ), to put a price on .
- ( obsolete ) To pay the price of, to make reparation for.
- ( obsolete ) To set a price on; to value; to prize .
- ( colloquial, dated ) To ask the price of .
From Middle English price ( “price, prize, value, excellence” ), from Old French pris, preis, from Latin pretium ( “worth, price, money spent, wages, reward” ), prob. akin to Ancient Greek περνάω ( “I sell” ); compare praise, prize, precious, appraise, apprize, appreciate, depreciate, etc .
Explanation of price by Wordnet Dictionary
- the price of gasoline
- Price n. [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. 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. “Buy wine and milk without money and without price.” Isa. lv. 1.
We can afford no more at such a price. Shak.
2. Value; estimation; excellence; worth.
Her price is far above rubies. Prov. xxxi. 10.
New treasures still, of countless price. Keble.
3. Reward; recompense; as, “the price of industry”.
'T is the price of toil,
The knave deserves it when he tills the soil. Pope.
Price current, or Price list, a statement or list of the prevailing prices of merchandise, stocks, specie, bills of exchange, etc., published statedly or occasionally.
- Price, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Priced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pricing.]
1. To pay the price of. [Obs.]
With thine own blood to price his blood. Spenser.
2. To set a price on; to value. See Prize.
3. To ask the price of; as, “to price eggs”. [Colloq.]
Definition of price by GCIDE Dictionary