Meaning of “price” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /praɪs/
COST [ C ]

A2 the amount of money that you pay to buy something:

high/low prices
House prices are falling/rising.
The price of fuel has gone up again.
RESULT [ no plural ]

the unpleasant results that you must accept or experience for getting or doing something:

Suspension from the club was a high/small price to pay (= very bad/not very bad thing to experience) for his mistake.
The price of this peace will be perpetual vigilance.
at a price

If you can get something at a price, you have to pay a lot of money for it:

False passports are available, at a price.
at any price

If you want something at any price, you will do anything to get it:

She wanted the job at any price.

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