the sum or amount of money or its equivalent for which anything is bought, sold, or offered for sale.
a sum offered for the capture of a person alive or dead: The authorities put a price on his head.
the sum of money, or other consideration, for which a person's support, consent, etc., may be obtained, especially in cases involving sacrifice of integrity: They claimed that every politician has a price.
that which must be given, done, or undergone in order to obtain a thing: He gained the victory, but at a heavy price.
odds ( def 2 ).
Archaic. value or worth.
Archaic. great value or worth (usually preceded by of ).
verb (used with object), priced, pricing.
to fix the price of.
to ask or determine the price of: We spent the day pricing furniture at various stores.
at any price, at any cost, no matter how great: Their orders were to capture the town at any price.
beyond/without price, of incalculable value; priceless: The crown jewels are beyond price.

1175–1225; (noun) Middle English pris(e) < Old French < Latin pretium price, value, worth (cf. precious); (v.) late Middle English prisen < Middle French prisier, derivative of pris, Old French as above; see prize2, praise

priceable, adjective
preprice, verb (used with object), prepriced, prepricing; noun
reprice, verb, repriced, repricing.
well-priced, adjective

1, 4. Price, charge, cost, expense refer to outlay or expenditure required in buying or maintaining something. Price is used mainly of single, concrete objects offered for sale; charge of services: What is the price of that coat? There is a small charge for mailing packages. Cost is mainly a purely objective term, often used in financial calculations: The cost of building a new annex was estimated at $10,000. Expense suggests cost plus incidental expenditure: The expense of the journey was more than the contemplated cost. Only charge is not used figuratively. Price, cost and sometimes expense may be used to refer to the expenditure of mental energy, what one “pays” in anxiety, suffering, etc. Unabridged
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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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