from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make cheap or cheaper.
- transitive v. To lower in public estimation; debase or degrade: misconduct that cheapened a high office.
- intransitive v. To become cheap or cheaper.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to decrease the value of; to make cheap
- v. to make vulgar
- v. to become cheaper
- v. to bargain for, ask the price of.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To ask the price of; to bid, bargain, or chaffer for.
- transitive v. To beat down the price of; to lessen the value of; to depreciate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To ask the price of; chaffer or bargain for.
- To beat down the price of.
- To reduce in price or cost; make cheaper: as, to cheapen the cost of production; to cheapen the necessaries of life.
- To lessen the value of; depreciate or belittle; make too common: as, to cheapen one's self by being too officious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. lower the grade of something; reduce its worth
See cheap. (Wiktionary)