From Middle English price (“price, prize, value, excellence”), from Old French pris, preis, from Latin pretium (“worth, price, money spent, wages, reward”), prob. akin to Ancient Greek περνάω (“I sell”); compare praise, prize, precious, appraise, apprize, appreciate, depreciate, etc.
price (plural prices)
- The cost required to gain possession of something.
- The cost of an action or deed.
- I paid a high price for my folly.
Derived terms 
Terms derived from price (noun)
cost required to gain possession of something
cost of an action or deed
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price (third-person singular simple present prices, present participle pricing, simple past and past participle priced)
- To determine the monetary value of (an item), to put a price on.
- (obsolete) To pay the price of, to make reparation for.
- 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.ix:
- Thou damned wight, / The author of this fact, we here behold, / What iustice can but iudge against thee right, / With thine owne bloud to price his bloud, here shed in sight.
- (obsolete) To set a price on; to value; to prize.
- (colloquial, dated) To ask the price of.
- to price eggs
determine or put a price on something
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