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Price

[prahys] /praɪs/
noun
1.
Bruce, 1845–1903, U.S. architect.
2.
(Edward) Reynolds, 1933–2011, U.S. novelist.
3.
(Mary) Leontyne
[lee-uh n-teen] /ˈli ənˌtin/ (Show IPA),
born 1927, U.S. soprano.
4.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for m l price

price

/praɪs/
noun
1.
the sum in money or goods for which anything is or may be bought or sold
2.
the cost at which anything is obtained
3.
the cost of bribing a person
4.
a sum of money offered or given as a reward for a capture or killing
5.
value or worth, esp high worth
6.
(gambling) another word for odds
7.
at any price, whatever the price or cost
8.
at a price, at a high price
9.
beyond price, without price, invaluable or priceless
10.
(Irish) the price of someone, what someone deserves, esp a fitting punishment it's just the price of him
11.
what price something?, what are the chances of something happening now?
verb (transitive)
12.
to fix or establish the price of
13.
to ascertain or discover the price of
14.
price out of the market, to charge so highly for as to prevent the sale, hire, etc, of
Derived Forms
pricer, noun
Word Origin
C13 pris, from Old French, from Latin pretium price, value, wage
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Word Origin and History for m l price
price
early 13c., pris, from O.Fr. pris "price, value, wages, reward," also "honor, praise, prize" (Fr. prix), from L.L. precium, from L. pretium "reward, prize, value, worth," from PIE *preti- "back," on notion of "recompense" (cf. Skt. aprata "without recompense, gratuitously," Gk. protei "toward, to, upon," Lett. pret "opposite," O.C.S. protivu "in opposition to, against"). Praise, price, and prize began to diverge in O.Fr., with praise emerging in M.E. by early 14c. and prize being evident by late 1500s with the rise of the -z- spelling. Having shed the extra O.Fr. and M.E. senses, the word now again has the base sense of the L. original. The verb meaning "to set the price of" is attested from late 14c. Priceless (1590s) logically ought to mean the same as worthless, but it doesn't. Price-tag is recorded from 1881. Pricey "expensive" first attested 1932.
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