I. noun Etymology: Middle English pris, from Anglo-French, from Latin pretium price, money; probably akin to Sanskrit prati- against, in return — more at pros- Date: 13th century 1. archaic value, worth 2. a. the quantity of one thing that is exchanged or demanded in barter or sale for another b. the amount of money given or set as consideration for the sale of a specified thing 3. the terms for the sake of which something is done or undertaken: as a. an amount sufficient to bribe one <
believed every man had his price
b. a reward for the apprehension or death of a person <
an outlaw with a price on his head
4. the cost at which something is obtained <
the price of freedom is restraint — J. Irwin Miller
II. transitive verb (priced; pricing) Date: 15th century 1. to set a price on 2. to find out the price of 3. to drive by raising prices excessively <
priced themselves out of the market
pricer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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