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price



Pronunciation: (prīs), [key]
n., v., priced, pric•ing.


n.
1. the sum or amount of money or its equivalent for which anything is bought, sold, or offered for sale.
2. a sum offered for the capture of a person alive or dead: The authorities put a price on his head.
3. the sum of money, or other consideration, for which a person's support, consent, etc., may be obtained, esp. in cases involving sacrifice of integrity: They claimed that every politician has a price.
4. that which must be given, done, or undergone in order to obtain a thing: He gained the victory, but at a heavy price.
5. odds (def. 2).
6. Archaic.value or worth.
7. Archaic.great value or worth (usually prec. by of).
8. at any price, at any cost, no matter how great: Their orders were to capture the town at any price.
9. beyond or without price, of incalculable value; priceless: The crown jewels are beyond price.

v.t.
1. to fix the price of.
2. to ask or determine the price of: We spent the day pricing furniture at various stores.

Price



Pronunciation: (prīs), [key]
n.
1. Bruce, 1845–1903, U.S. architect.
2. (Edward) Reynolds, born 1933, U.S. novelist.
3. (Mary) Le•on•tynePronunciation: (lē'un-tēn"), [key] born 1927, U.S. soprano.
4. a male given name.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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