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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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