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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 mary 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 mary l. price

price

n.

c.1200, pris "value, worth; praise," later "cost, recompense, prize" (mid-13c.), from Old French pris "price, value, wages, reward," also "honor, fame, praise, prize" (Modern French prix), from Late Latin precium, from Latin pretium "reward, prize, value, worth," from PIE *pret-yo-, from root *per- (5) "to traffic in, to sell" (cf. Sanskrit aprata "without recompense, gratuitously;" Greek porne "prostitute," originally "bought, purchased," pernanai "to sell;" Lithuanian perku "I buy").

Praise, price, and prize began to diverge in Old French, with praise emerging in Middle English by early 14c. and prize being evident by late 1500s with the rise of the -z- spelling. Having shed the extra Old French and Middle English senses, the word now again has the base sense of the Latin original. To set (or put) a price on someone, "offer a reward for capture" is from 1766.

v.

"to set the price of," late 14c., from price (n.) or from Old French prisier, variant of preisier "to value, estimate; to praise." Related: Priced; pricing.

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