[ prahys ]
/ praɪs /
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).
verb (used with object), priced, pric·ing.
to fix the price of.
to ask or determine the price of: We spent the day pricing furniture at various stores.
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Idioms for 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.
Origin of price
SYNONYMS FOR price
1, 4 Price, charge, cost, expense refer to outlay or expenditure required in buying or maintaining something. Price is used mainly of single, concrete objects offered for sale; charge, of services: What is the price of that coat? There is a small charge for mailing packages. Cost is mainly a purely objective term, often used in financial calculations: The cost of building a new annex was estimated at $10,000. Expense suggests cost plus incidental expenditure: The expense of the journey was more than the contemplated cost. Only charge is not used figuratively. Price, cost, and sometimes expense may be used to refer to the expenditure of mental energy, what one “pays” in anxiety, suffering, etc.
OTHER WORDS FROM priceprice·a·ble, adjectivepre·price, verb (used with object), pre·priced, pre·pric·ing; nounre·price, verb, re·priced, re·pric·ing.well-priced, adjective
Words nearby price
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British Dictionary definitions for reprice
/ (praɪs) /
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 punishmentit'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
Derived forms of pricepricer, noun
Word Origin for price
C13 pris, from Old French, from Latin pretium price, value, wage
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Idioms and Phrases with reprice
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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