price1 W1S1 [praıs] n
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: pris, from Latin pretium 'price, money']
1.) [U and C]
the amount of money you have to pay for something
People are prepared to pay high prices for designer clothes.
price of
The price of fuel keeps going up .
House prices in this area are falling .
Oil prices fluctuated significantly during October.
fears of massive electricity price increases
a sharp rise in food prices
a drop in the price of coal
They have cut the price of their products by almost 30 per cent.
price for
We agreed on a price for the bike.
Tesco is selling two bottles of champagne for the price of one !
see usage notecost1
2.) [singular]
the unpleasant things that you must suffer in order to be successful, free etc
price of
He's never at home, but that's the price of success.
The awful boat journey was a small price to pay for freedom.
They may pay a high price for their few years of glory.
She was finally made senior executive, but at what price !
3.) half/full price
used to talk about half the usual price of something, or the actual usual price
I bought these jeans at half price in the sale.
4.) at a price
for a lot of money
You can get goat's cheese at the local delicatessen - at a price!
5.) at any price
whatever the cost and difficulties may be
She was determined to have a child at any price.
6.) not at any price
used to say that you would not do something, even for a lot of money
Sorry, that painting's not for sale at any price.
7.) put a price on sth
to give something a financial value
You can't put a price on what a mother does for her children.
8.) What price fame/glory etc?
usually spoken used to suggest that something was not worth achieving because too many bad things have happened as a result
What price progress?
9.) be beyond price
to be extremely valuable or important
10.) price on sb's head
a reward for catching or killing someone
11.) everyone has their price
used to say that you can persuade people to do anything if you give them what they want
cheap at the price atcheap1 (8)
name your price atname2 (7)
pay the price atpay1 (9)
COLLOCATES for sense 1
high/low price
prices go up/rise/increase/soar
prices go down/fall/drop
prices fluctuate (=prices go up and down)
a price rise/increase
a reduction/fall/drop in prices
put up/increase/raise prices
cut/lower/slash prices (=make them lower)
agree (on) a price/fix a price
price freeze (=when prices are kept at the same level)
price war (=when shops try to have the lowest prices)
price 2
price2 v [T]
1.) [usually in passive]
to decide the price of something that is for sale
a reasonably priced apartment
be priced at sth
Tickets are priced at £75 each.
2.) to put the price on goods to show how much they cost
3.) to compare the prices of things
We spent Saturday morning pricing microwaves.
4.) price yourself out of the market
to demand too much money for the services or goods that you are selling

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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