verb (used with object), priced, pric·ing.
Origin of price
Synonyms for price
Related Words for pricefare, pay, fee, premium, figure, valuation, bill, amount, worth, return, discount, rate, cost, expenditure, demand, output, estimate, expense, tariff, payment
Examples from the Web for price
Contemporary Examples of price
“Price for adults to $4250; From 10 years to 14 years to $2125; Under 10 years free,” the listing says.Ghost Ships of the Mediterranean
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 6, 2015
But in more middle-class and working-class neighborhoods, sessions are typically a fourth of that price.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread
January 2, 2015
Industry experts claim an increase in awareness amongst men when it comes to styles, design, and price regarding their underwear.Would You Pay $100 For a 50 Cent Bulge? Men’s Undies Get Expensive
December 23, 2014
The price reflects its rarity as well, but also the finicky, difficult, and nuanced process of making Champagne.Champagne: You’re Drinking It All Wrong
December 20, 2014
But Uber's surges are not price gouging, as some have erroneously claimed.In Defense of Uber’s Awful Sydney Surge Pricing
December 16, 2014
Historical Examples of price
I claim it as the price of coming, you know, when I was only an afterthought.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
He found the restaurants moderate in price, and within his means.Brave and Bold
They add up to only a tiny fraction of the price that has been paid for our freedom.
Whatever you wish you shall have at the price of five years of your life.
No price were too great to pay for a wrong such as that which he had put upon her.Within the Law
Word Origin for price
c.1200, pris "value, worth; praise," later "cost, recompense, prize" (mid-13c.), from Old French pris "price, value, wages, reward," also "honor, fame, praise, prize" (Modern French prix), from Late Latin precium, from Latin pretium "reward, prize, value, worth," from PIE *pret-yo-, from root *per- (5) "to traffic in, to sell" (cf. Sanskrit aprata "without recompense, gratuitously;" Greek porne "prostitute," originally "bought, purchased," pernanai "to sell;" Lithuanian perku "I buy").
Praise, price, and prize began to diverge in Old French, with praise emerging in Middle English by early 14c. and prize being evident by late 1500s with the rise of the -z- spelling. Having shed the extra Old French and Middle English senses, the word now again has the base sense of the Latin original. To set (or put) a price on someone, "offer a reward for capture" is from 1766.
"to set the price of," late 14c., from price (n.) or from Old French prisier, variant of preisier "to value, estimate; to praise." Related: Priced; pricing.
In addition to the idioms beginning with price
- price is right, the
- price on one's head
- price out of the market
- at all costs (at any price)
- cheap at twice the price
- every man has his price