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
- 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.
- To pay the price of.
- To put a price on; estimate the value of.—
- To ask the price of.
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
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)