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Meaning of PRICE

Pronunciation:  prIs, prIs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the high value or worth of something; "her price is far above rubies"
  2. [n]  the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold); "the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver"; "he puts a high price on his services"; "he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection"
  3. [n]  value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something; "the cost in human life was enormous"; "the price of success is hard work"; "what price glory?"
  4. [n]  a reward for helping to catch a criminal; "the cattle thief has a price on his head"
  5. [n]  United States operatic soprano (born 1927)
  6. [n]  the amount of money needed to purchase something; "the price of gasoline"; "he got his new car on excellent terms"; "how much is the damage?"
  7. [n]  cost of bribing someone; "they say that every politician has a price"
  8. [v]  ascertain or learn the price of; "Have you priced personal computers lately?"
  9. [v]  determine the price of

PRICE is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: cost, damage, Leontyne Price, Mary Leontyne Price, monetary value, terms, toll
 See Also: ascertain, asking price, assessment, average cost, bid price, closing price, cost, death toll, determine, differential cost, expensiveness, factory price, incremental cost, inexpensiveness, manipulate, marginal cost, mark up, overprice, purchase price, reward, rig, selling price, set, soprano, support level, underquote, valuation, value, worth



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Price\, n. [OE. pris, OF. pris, F. prix, L. pretium; cf.
    Gr. ? I sell ? to buy, Skr. pa? to buy, OI. renim I sell. Cf.
    {Appreciate}, {Depreciate}, {Interpret}, {Praise}, n. & v.,
    {Precious}, {Prize}.]
    1. 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. ``Buy wine and milk without money and
       without price.'' --Isa. lv. 1.
             We can afford no more at such a price. --Shak.
    2. Value; estimation; excellence; worth.
             Her price is far above rubies.        --Prov. xxxi.
             New treasures still, of countless price. --Keble.
    3. Reward; recompense; as, the price of industry.
             'T is the price of toil, The knave deserves it when
             he tills the soil.                    --Pope.
    {Price current}, or {Price list}, a statement or list of the
       prevailing prices of merchandise, stocks, specie, bills of
       exchange, etc., published statedly or occasionally.
  2. \Price\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Priced}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To pay the price of. [Obs.]
             With thine own blood to price his blood. --Spenser.
    2. To set a price on; to value. See {Prize}.
    3. To ask the price of; as, to price eggs. [Colloq.]