- at an unusually high price.
- in short supply; in demand: Housing in that area is at a premium.
Origin of premium
Synonyms for premium
Examples from the Web for premium
Contemporary Examples of premium
The lucky recipient gets to choose from a selection of gifts ranging from cocktail kits to packages of wine and premium spirits.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Don Draper in Your Life
November 29, 2014
Christie, who places a premium on the fact that he was cool in high school, sounds conservative memes without invoking the Divine.2016 Just May Be the GOP Base’s Year
August 4, 2014
Some services charge a fee for premium functionality, and sometimes, this functionality includes exporting the data.Self-Tracking for N00bz
Jamie Todd Rubin
July 24, 2014
The patrons repaid the mob by buying cheap liquor at premium prices, along with bootleg cigarettes and sometimes drugs.A True Tough Guy: The Mafia, Gays, and Michael Sam’s Boyfriend
May 15, 2014
“No one turned up until about five days later,” an anonymous resident told the Premium Times.How Nigeria’s Stupidly Brutal Cops Botch the Hunt for Boko Haram
May 14, 2014
Historical Examples of premium
If she gits a premium for puttin' up gardin-sass, I'll warrant there'll be a to-do.Meadow Grass
Also, a premium can be contracted for, in the way of free association, for skilled labour.Freeland
Although why should there be such a premium placed on intelligence, he wondered.The Most Sentimental Man
Evelyn E. Smith
Now, good food is cheap while skilled labor is at a premium.
My dear father bought them—I should not be surprised to learn that he bought them at a premium.The Market-Place
- an offer of something free or at a specially reduced price as an inducement to buy a commodity or service
- (as modifier)a premium offer
- in great demand or of high value, usually because of scarcity
- above par
Word Origin for premium
c.1600, "reward given for a specific act," from Latin praemium "reward, profit derived from booty," from prae- "before" (see pre-) + emere "to buy," originally "to take" (see exempt (adj.)). Insurance sense is 1660s, from Italian premio. Adjectival sense of "superior in quality" is first attested 1925, originally in reference to butter.
see at a premium; put a premium on.