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pricenoun [C]

 us   /prɑɪs/
the ​amount of ​money for which something is ​sold or ​offered for ​sale: high/​low prices The price of ​gas went up five ​cents a ​gallon.
price
verb [T]  us   /prɑɪs/
The ​car is priced at $24,000.
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(Definition of price from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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pricenoun [C]

uk   /praɪs/  us   /praɪs/
A2 [C] the ​amount of ​money for which something is ​sold: The price of ​oil has ​risensharply. House prices have been ​falling. We ​thought they were ​asking a very high/​low price. The ​largesupermarkets are ​offeringbig price cuts.
C1 [S] the ​unpleasantresults that you must ​accept or ​experience for getting or doing something: Perhaps being ​unpopular is the price ofsuccess. An ​extra few ​minutes at the ​airport is a ​small price to ​pay forsafetravel.

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priceverb

uk   /praɪs/  us   /praɪs/
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 ​travelagents pricing the different ​tours.

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"price" in Business English

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pricenoun [C]

uk   us   /praɪs/ MONEY, FINANCE
the ​amount of ​money for which something is ​sold or ​offered for ​sale: at/for a price We ​managed to ​purchase the ​business for a ​reasonable price.house/oil/share prices Large ​increases in ​house prices have given a ​strongboost to ​consumerspending. During the last week of May, ​share prices ​surged.a competitive/fair/reasonable price The ​company hopes to ​sell its ​biofuel at a ​competitive price.a high/low price They ​sold the ​property for a high price.falling/rising prices Falling prices should be good ​news for ​textileproducers.agree/agree on a price It took some ​time before we could ​agree on a price increase/put up/raise prices They're quite ​willing to ​raise prices when there are more ​people wanting to ​buy something than there are ​unitsavailable for ​sale.cut/reduce/slash prices Companies are ​slashing prices in an attempt to ​attractcustomers who are reluctant to ​spend.price increases/reductions/rises A ​spokesmanconfirmed that the price ​increases would take ​effect from next month.a price of $50/£300/€10,000, etc. The ​stocksreached a price of $25. The plumber will ​estimate how ​long the ​work will take and give the ​customer a price for ​labor. Some ​retailers are still ​selling the ​goods at full price.
at/for a price
for a lot of ​money: Almost anything can be ​fixed for a price.
put a price on sth
to say how much something ​costs, or is ​worth: The latest ​development makes it difficult to put a price on other ​bonds and ​loans. Staff ​loyalty is something that you can't really put a price on.

priceverb [T]

uk   us   /praɪs/
COMMERCE, MARKETING to decide the price of a particular ​product or ​service: price sth at sth With ​tickets priced at $300 a ​person, ​proceeds from the ​event are to be given to ​charity. Many ​stocks are priced as if ​oil were still $28 to $30 a ​barrel.price sth high/low The ​salesteamfelt that the new ​product had been priced too ​low.attractively/competitively priced The ​majorminingstockslook attractively priced, and our ​recommendation is to ​buy.moderately/reasonably priced The ​salesstaff always ​stay at a ​moderately priced ​hotel.
(also price sth up) to compare prices of similar ​products or ​services: We priced up the various ​systems on ​offer before deciding to go for this one.
(also price sth up) COMMERCE to put a ​ticket or label on ​goods in a ​store to show how much they ​cost: All these ​items need pricing up before they go on ​display. The ​gadget had been wrongly priced by the ​store, but they ​agreed to ​sell it to me for the price on the ​label.
price yourself/sb/sth out of the market
COMMERCE to ​charge so much for a ​product or ​service that ​people cannot or do not want to ​buy it: By setting the price at that ​level we had ​effectively priced ourselves out of the ​market. With ​house prices and ​mortgagerates so high, ​first-timebuyers are ​effectively priced out of the ​market.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of price from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “price”
in Korean 가격…
in Arabic سِعْر…
in Malaysian harga…
in French prix…
in Russian цена, жертва…
in Chinese (Traditional) 價格,價錢…
in Italian prezzo…
in Turkish fiyat, bedel, karşılık…
in Polish cena…
in Spanish precio…
in Vietnamese giá cả, cái giá…
in Portuguese preço…
in Thai ราคา, ผลตอบแทน…
in German der Preis…
in Catalan preu…
in Japanese 値段, 価格…
in Chinese (Simplified) 价格,价钱…
in Indonesian harga…
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