See also: Price and PRICE

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English price (price, prize, value, excellence), borrowed from Old French pris, preis, from Latin pretium (worth, price, money spent, wages, reward); compare praise, precious, appraise, appreciate, depreciate, etc.

PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -aɪs
  • (UK, US): enPR: prīs, IPA(key): /pɹaɪs/
  • (Canadian raising): IPA(key): /pɹʌɪs/
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NounEdit

price (plural prices)

  1. The cost required to gain possession of something.
    • c. 1595–1596, William Shakespeare, “Loues Labour’s Lost”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene ii]:
      We can afford no more at such a price.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 3, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      My hopes wa'n't disappointed. I never saw clams thicker than they was along them inshore flats. I filled my dreener in no time, and then it come to me that 'twouldn't be a bad idee to get a lot more, take 'em with me to Wellmouth, and peddle 'em out. Clams was fairly scarce over that side of the bay and ought to fetch a fair price.
  2. The cost of an action or deed.
    I paid a high price for my folly.
  3. Value; estimation; excellence; worth.
    • Bible, Proverbs xxxi. 10
      Her price is far above rubies.
    • (Can we date this quote by Keble and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      new treasures still, of countless price

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  • Irish: praghas

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VerbEdit

price (third-person singular simple present prices, present participle pricing, simple past and past participle priced)

  1. (transitive) To determine the monetary value of (an item); to put a price on.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To pay the price of; to make reparation for.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.ix:
      Thou damned wight, / The author of this fact, we here behold, / What iustice can but iudge against thee right, / With thine owne bloud to price his bloud, here shed in sight.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To set a price on; to value; to prize.
  4. (transitive, colloquial, dated) To ask the price of.
    to price eggs

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NounEdit

price

  1. ablative singular of prex