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Meaning of price by Wiktionary Dictionary



    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 .


    • Rhymes: -aɪs
    • ( UK, US ): enPR: prīs, IPA: /pɹaɪs/, X-SAMPA: /praIs/


    price ( plural: prices )

    1. The cost required to gain possession of something .
    2. The cost of an action or deed.


    price ( third-person singular simple present prices present participle pricing, simple past and past participle priced )

    1. To determine the monetary value of ( an item ), to put a price on .
    2. ( obsolete ) To pay the price of, to make reparation for.
    3. ( obsolete ) To set a price on; to value; to prize .
    4. ( colloquial, dated ) To ask the price of .
      to price eggs

    External links

    • price in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • price in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Explanation of price by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. ascertain or learn the price of

    2. Have you priced personal computers lately?
    3. determine the price of

    4. The grocer priced his wares high
    1. the high value or worth of something

    2. her price is far above rubies
    3. the property of having material worth ( often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold )

    4. he puts a high price on his services
    5. value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something

    6. the price of success is hard work
      what price glory?
    7. a monetary reward for helping to catch a criminal

    8. the cattle thief has a price on his head
    9. United States operatic soprano ( born 1927 )

    10. the amount of money needed to purchase something

    11. the price of gasoline
    12. cost of bribing someone

    13. they say that every politician has a price

    Definition of price by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. 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.

    2. 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.]