Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The amount as of money or goods, asked for or given in exchange for something else.
  • n. The cost at which something is obtained: believes that the price of success is hard work.
  • n. The cost of bribing someone: maintained that every person has a price.
  • n. A reward offered for the capture or killing of a person: a felon with a price on his head.
  • n. Archaic Value or worth.
  • transitive v. To fix or establish a price for: shoes that are priced at sixty dollars.
  • transitive v. To find out the price of: spent the day pricing dresses.
  • idiom price out of the market To eliminate the demand for (goods or services) by setting prices too high.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The cost required to gain possession of something.
  • n. The cost of an action or deed.
  • v. To determine the monetary value of (an item), to put a price on.
  • v. To pay the price of, to make reparation for.
  • v. To set a price on; to value; to prize.
  • v. To ask the price of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The sum or amount of money at which a thing is valued, or the value which a seller sets on his goods in market; that for which something is bought or sold, or offered for sale; equivalent in money or other means of exchange; current value or rate paid or demanded in market or in barter; cost.
  • n. Value; estimation; excellence; worth.
  • n. Reward; recompense.
  • transitive v. To pay the price of.
  • transitive v. To set a price on; to value. See Prize.
  • transitive v. To ask the price of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pay the price of.
  • To put a price on; estimate the value of.—
  • To ask the price of.
  • n. Worth; value; estimation; excellence.
  • n. The sum or amount of money, or its equivalent, which a seller asks or obtains for his goods in market; the exchangeable value of a commodity; the equivalent in money for which something is bought or sold, or offered for sale; hence, figuratively, that which must be given or done in order to obtain a thing.
  • n. Esteem; high or highest reputation.
  • n. Prize; award.
  • n. Synonyms Price, Charge, Cost, Expense, Worth, Value. For a given article these may all come to the same amount, but they are very likely to differ. The price of a shawl may be ten dollars, and that is then the dealer's charge for it, but he may finally make his price or charge nine dollars, and that will be the cost of it, or the expense of it to the buyer. Its worth or value may be what it will sell for, or what it ought to sell for, or what one would be willing to pay for it rather than go without it, the last being the highest sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the high value or worth of something
  • n. value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something
  • n. the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
  • v. ascertain or learn the price of
  • n. United States operatic soprano (born 1927)
  • n. the amount of money needed to purchase something
  • v. determine the price of
  • n. cost of bribing someone
  • n. a monetary reward for helping to catch a criminal

Etymologies

Middle English pris, from Old French, from Latin pretium; see per-5 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English price ("price, prize, value, excellence"), from Old French pris, preis, from Latin pretium ("worth, price, money spent, wages, reward"), prob. akin to Ancient Greek περνάω ("I sell"); compare praise, prize, precious, appraise, apprize, appreciate, depreciate, etc. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I'm goin 'to sell him for the high dollah, an' the man who gets him at any price ... _you hear me -- at any price_! ... is goin 'to have the laugh on the rest of you fellahs!

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  • Then ( "the price should be $price") do | price | @order.

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  • Given ( "Product $productName at $price") do | productName, price | pending "Need to complete implementation for accessing C# object" end RSpec will perform string manipulation, allowing you to use placeholders in your step, with the placeholder value being set as a variable to the step.

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  • However, reflecting on the issue soon raised a related question: just how much difference in price is there between on-departure duty free stores in Australia and the ones that lurk just before immigration when you land?

    Does Buying Booze When You Land Cost More? | Lifehacker Australia

  • At Gem, the prices seem high, but the tag price is just the starting point—you're supposed to haggle.

    Holidays at the Pawn Shop

  • That is, when the increase in price is not necessary to act as an incentive and you are overpaying.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Ideology and Economic Ignorance

  • In Commodities and the New Imperialism, Dennis Mangan notes that one reason why commodities have climbed in price is that many are produced in “developing” countries, which are rationing power:

    Commodities and the New Imperialism « Isegoria

  • A word on the price: while I know the price is still high, the doll is comparable in price to the German-made Kathe Kruse dolls, plus the money goes into the pockets of hardworking moms in Peru instead of into the coffers of an international toy conglomerate.

    A Small Gift for a Small Girl

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