price: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (prīs), [key]
— n., v., priced, pric•ing.
  1. the sum or amount of money or its equivalent for which anything is bought, sold, or offered for sale.
  2. a sum offered for the capture of a person alive or dead: The authorities put a price on his head.
  3. the sum of money, or other consideration, for which a person's support, consent, etc., may be obtained, esp. in cases involving sacrifice of integrity: They claimed that every politician has a price.
  4. that which must be given, done, or undergone in order to obtain a thing: He gained the victory, but at a heavy price.
  5. odds (def. 2).
  6. value or worth.
  7. great value or worth (usually prec. by of&hasp;).
  8. at any cost, no matter how great: Their orders were to capture the town at any price.
  9. of incalculable value; priceless: The crown jewels are beyond price.
  1. to fix the price of.
  2. to ask or determine the price of: We spent the day pricing furniture at various stores.


Pronunciation: (prīs), [key]
— n.
  1. 1845–1903, U.S. architect.
  2. born 1933, U.S. novelist.
  3. born 1927, U.S. soprano.
  4. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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