Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “price”

See all translations

price

noun [C] uk   /praɪs/ us  
A2 [C] the amount of money for which something is sold: The price of oil has risen sharply. House prices have been falling. We thought they were asking a very high/low price. The large supermarkets are offering big price cuts.C1 [S] the unpleasant results that you must accept or experience for getting or doing something: Perhaps being unpopular is the price of success. An extra few minutes at the airport is a small price to pay for safe travel.
More examples

price

verb uk   /praɪs/ us  
C1 [T often passive] to say what the price of something is: The car is priced at $28,000. There is a lack of reasonably priced housing for rent. [T] to discover how much something costs: We went around all the travel agents pricing the different tours.
More examples
Translations of “price”
in Korean 가격…
in Arabic سِعْر…
in French prix…
in Turkish fiyat, bedel, karşılık…
in Italian prezzo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 價格,價錢…
in Russian цена, жертва…
in Polish cena…
in Spanish precio…
in Portuguese preço…
in German der Preis…
in Catalan preu…
in Japanese 値段, 価格…
in Chinese (Simplified) 价格,价钱…
(Definition of price from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of price?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “price” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

work out

to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Read More