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English noun: price

1. price (attribute) the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)

SamplesThe fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver.
He puts a high price on his services.
He couldn't calculate the cost of the collection.

Synonymscost, monetary value

Broader (hypernym)value

Narrower (hyponym)assessment, average cost, differential cost, expensiveness, incremental cost, inexpensiveness, marginal cost

2. price (possession) the amount of money needed to purchase something

SamplesThe price of gasoline.
He got his new car on excellent terms.
How much is the damage?.

Synonymsdamage, terms

Broader (hypernym)cost

Narrower (hyponym)asking price, bid price, cash price, closing price, factory price, highway robbery, purchase price, selling price, spot price, support level, valuation

3. price (attribute) value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something

SamplesThe cost in human life was enormous.
The price of success is hard work.
What price glory?.

Synonymscost, toll

Broader (hypernym)value

Narrower (hyponym)death toll

4. price (attribute) the high value or worth of something

SamplesHer price is far above rubies.

Broader (hypernym)worth

5. price (communication) a monetary reward for helping to catch a criminal

SamplesThe cattle thief has a price on his head.

Broader (hypernym)reward

6. price (possession) cost of bribing someone

SamplesThey say that every politician has a price.

Broader (hypernym)cost

7. Price (person) United States operatic soprano (born 1927)

SynonymsLeontyne Price, Mary Leontyne Price

Instance hypernymsoprano

English verb: price

1. price (possession) determine the price of

SamplesThe grocer priced his wares high.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)determine, set

Narrower (hyponym)manipulate, mark up, overprice, rig, underquote

2. price (cognition) ascertain or learn the price of

SamplesHave you priced personal computers lately?.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)ascertain

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