Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The amount as of money or goods, asked for or given in exchange for something else.
  • noun The cost at which something is obtained.
  • noun The cost of bribing someone.
  • noun A reward offered for the capture or killing of a person.
  • noun Archaic Value or worth.
  • transitive verb To fix or establish a price for.
  • transitive verb To find out the price of.
  • idiom (price out of the market) To eliminate the demand for (goods or services) by setting prices too high.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To pay the price of.
  • To put a price on; estimate the value of.—
  • To ask the price of.
  • noun Worth; value; estimation; excellence.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Esteem; high or highest reputation.
  • noun Prize; award.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Value; estimation; excellence; worth.
  • noun Reward; recompense.
  • noun a statement or list of the prevailing prices of merchandise, stocks, specie, bills of exchange, etc., published statedly or occasionally.
  • transitive verb obsolete To pay the price of.
  • transitive verb To set a price on; to value. See Prize.
  • transitive verb colloq. To ask the price of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English pris, from Old French, from Latin pretium; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

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

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

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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?

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

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

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  • 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:

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  • 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.

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  • A cynic is one who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing

    September 18, 2007