A family shopping for a car.
- Price means the cost or the amount at which something is valued.
An example of a price is $1 for three cookies.
- Price is defined as to put a cost on something, or find out a cost.
An example of price is to research different costs for a car.
- the amount of money, etc. asked or paid for something; cost; charge
- value or worth
- a reward for the capture or death of a person
- money or other consideration sufficient to be a bribe or inducement
- the cost, as in life, labor, sacrifice, etc., of obtaining some benefit or advantage
Origin of priceMiddle English and Old French pris from Classical Latin pretium, price from Indo-European an unverified form preti-, equivalent from base an unverified form per-, to sell, make equal from source par
transitive verbpriced, pric′ing
- to put a price on; fix the price of
- Informal to ask or find out the price of
at any price
price out of the market
- to force (oneself or one's product) out of competition by charging prices that are too high
- to exclude in effect (a potential buyer) by charging prices that he or she cannot afford
- The amount as of money or goods, asked for or given in exchange for something else.
- The cost at which something is obtained: believes that the price of success is hard work.
- The cost of bribing someone: maintained that every person has a price.
- A reward offered for the capture or killing of a person: a felon with a price on his head.
- Archaic Value or worth.
transitive verbpriced, pric·ing, pric·es
- To fix or establish a price for: shoes that are priced at sixty dollars.
- To find out the price of: spent the day pricing dresses.
Origin of priceMiddle English pris from Old French from Latin pretium ; see per-5 in Indo-European roots.