verb (used with object), priced, pric·ing.
- pribilof islands,
- price break,
- price commission,
- price control,
- price controls,
- price discrimination
Origin of price
Examples from the Web for price
“Price for adults to $4250; From 10 years to 14 years to $2125; Under 10 years free,” the listing says.
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|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|James Joiner|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The price reflects its rarity as well, but also the finicky, difficult, and nuanced process of making Champagne.
But Uber's surges are not price gouging, as some have erroneously claimed.
This sponge is specially employed for the toilet, and its price is high.The Ocean World:|Louis Figuier
As we plodded along he talked about his cattle ranch, the price of cattle, and what profit he had made that year.The Burglar's Fate And The Detectives|Allan Pinkerton
In any of these cases, the price of indifference would be catastrophic.
The combination of these causes led to one of the most remarkable rises in price ever known.Mammon and Co.|E. F. Benson
They counted the price of them, and found it to be fifty thousand pieces of silver.
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