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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(Mary) Le·on·tyne [lee-uhn-teen], /ˈli ənˌtin/, born 1927, U.S. soprano.
a male given name.
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How to use price in a sentence
But big corporations are taking shortcuts and pricing the artisan products out of the bar...and out of business.
Although a new pricing model caused early controversy, the final product was very well received and a sequel has been announced.
Everything else costs extra, following a detailed pricing scheme reminiscent of those used by low-cost airlines.Confessions of a Human Trafficker Who Smuggled Desperate Migrants Into Europe | Barbie Latza Nadeau | June 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
"There's been a perception that pricing over that threshold draws eyeballs to the property and gets it sold," Miller said.$100 Million House Listings Return with a Vengeance | CNBC | July 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
While the atmosphere is spring break, the pricing is decidedly upscale.Inside Beacher's Madhouse, L.A.'s Craziest Nightclub | Marlow Stern | June 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
If catalog pricing is any criterion, the unsurcharged issue of the envelope should be perhaps 80,000.Canada: Its Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery | Clifton Armstrong Howes
It's no good ticketing yourself 'Not for sale,' nor even pricing yourself at a prohibitive figure—no good whatever.Love's Usuries | Louis Creswicke
He crossed at Nassau street corner and stood before the window of Yeates and Son, pricing the fieldglasses.Ulysses | James Joyce
David was mending, sorting, and pricing a number of old books he had bought for nothing at a country sale.The History of David Grieve | Mrs. Humphry Ward
The shop windows displayed new wares, and the streets were full of country folk pricing, bargaining, and purchasing.The Fortunate Isles | Mary Stuart Boyd
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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