the sum or amount of money or its equivalent for which anything is bought, sold, or offered for sale.
a sum offered for the capture of a person alive or dead: The authorities put a price on his head.
the sum of money, or other consideration, for which a person's support, consent, etc., may be obtained, especially in cases involving sacrifice of integrity: They claimed that every politician has a price.
that which must be given, done, or undergone in order to obtain a thing: He gained the victory, but at a heavy price.
Archaic. value or worth.
Archaic. great value or worth (usually preceded by of).
to fix the price of.
to ask or determine the price of: We spent the day pricing furniture at various stores.
Idioms about price
at any price, at any cost, no matter how great: Their orders were to capture the town at any price.
beyond / without price, of incalculable value; priceless: The crown jewels are beyond price.
- price·a·ble, adjective
- pre·price, verb (used with object), pre·priced, pre·pric·ing; noun
- re·price, verb, re·priced, re·pric·ing.
- well-priced, adjective
Other definitions for Price (2 of 2)
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a male given name.
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How to use price in a sentence
The pulps brought new readers to serious fiction, making it less intimidating with alluring art and low prices.
Prices are relatively inexpensive and come in at around 135 euros for a shirt or 35 euros for hand woven boxers.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech | Liza Foreman | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The State Department found that with high oil prices, the tar sands would be mined for oil, pipeline or no.
The EPA felt that the State Department had not looked carefully enough at the impact of the pipeline if oil prices fell.
Triton prices the 1000/3 LP at a cool $3.15 million—inclusive of pilot training.The Most Exciting New Hotels, Restaurants, and Submarines of 2014 | Charlie Gilbert | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At this period it brought enormous prices, the finest selling at from fifteen to eighteen shillings per pound.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
But the sheer quantity of the inflated currency and false money forces prices higher still.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
This would in any event have depressed prices of cotton, even under ordinary conditions.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
It did not in any way affect prices or wages, which were rendered neither greater nor less thereby.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
The duty on importation had been only twopence per pound, a moderate sum in view of the prices realized by the sale of it.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
British Dictionary definitions for price
the sum in money or goods for which anything is or may be bought or sold
the cost at which anything is obtained
the cost of bribing a person
a sum of money offered or given as a reward for a capture or killing
value or worth, esp high worth
gambling another word for odds
at any price whatever the price or cost
at a price at a high price
beyond price or without price invaluable or priceless
the price of someone Irish what someone deserves, esp a fitting punishment: it's just the price of him
what price something? what are the chances of something happening now?
to fix or establish the price of
to ascertain or discover the price of
price out of the market to charge so highly for as to prevent the sale, hire, etc, of
- pricer, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with price
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
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