Meaning of “per” - Learner’s Dictionary


preposition us uk strong /pɜːr/ weak /r/
Extra Examples
They work an average of 30.5 hours per week.The plane is cruising at 500 miles per hour.If we share the costs, it works out at $10 per person.The latest high-speed trains can travel at 140 miles per hour.We were crawling along at 10 miles per hour.

A2 for each:

Our hotel room costs $60 per night.
The speed limit is 100 kilometres per hour.
The wedding dinner will cost £30 per head (= for each person).

(Definition of “per” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)