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price (praɪs)
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?
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
[C13 pris, from Old French, from Latin pretium price, value, wage]

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Word Origin & History

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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