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.”
We can afford no more at such a price. --Shak.
2. Value; estimation; excellence; worth.
Her price is far above rubies. --Prov. xxxi. 10.
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.
Price, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Priced p. pr. & vb. n. Pricing.]
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.]
n 1: 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?" [syn: terms, damage]
2: 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" [syn: monetary value, cost]
3: 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?"
[syn: cost, toll]
4: the high value or worth of something; "her price is far
5: a reward for helping to catch a criminal; "the cattle thief
has a price on his head"
6: cost of bribing someone; "they say that every politician has
7: United States operatic soprano (born 1927) [syn: Leontyne
Price, Mary Leontyne Price]
v 1: determine the price of; "The grocer priced his wares high"
2: ascertain or learn the price of; "Have you priced personal