Hypertext Webster Gateway: "price"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Price \Price\, n. [OE. pris, OF. pris, F. prix, L. pretium; cf.
Gr. ? I sell ? to buy, Skr. pa? to buy, OI. renim I sell. Cf.
{Appreciate}, {Depreciate}, {Interpret}, {Praise}, n. & v.,
{Precious}, {Prize}.]
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.'' --Isa. lv. 1.

We can afford no more at such a price. --Shak.

2. Value; estimation; excellence; worth.

Her price is far above rubies. --Prov. xxxi.

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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Price \Price\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Priced}; p. pr. & vb. n.
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.]

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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
above rubies"
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
a price"
7: United States operatic soprano (born 1927) [syn: {Price}, {Leontyne
Price}, {Mary Leontyne Price}]
v 1: determine the price of
2: ascertain or learn the price of; "Have you priced personal
computers lately?"

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