price [-s] n

ME < OFr < late L. precium (pretium), price, value, wages, reward.

  1. Cost; amount; sum of money or goods required to purchase.
  2. Requirement; demand; stipulation; prerequisite; precondition of a contract; obligatory sum or thing given in exchange for another thing.
  3. Sacrifice; payment; loss; act of giving up something of value in exchange for something else.
  4. Value; worth.
  5. [Fig.] precious commodity; valuable asset; invaluable possession.
  6. [Fig.] commerce; trade; business; selling out; greedy act of taking payment for invaluable goods or gifts.