—n. 1. the sum or amount of money or its equivalent for which anything is bought, sold, or offered for sale.
2. a sum offered for the capture of a person alive or dead: The authorities put a price on his head. 3. the sum of money, or other consideration, for which a person's support, consent, etc., may be obtained, esp. in cases involving sacrifice of integrity: They claimed that every politician has a price. 4. that which must be given, done, or undergone in order to obtain a thing: He gained the victory, but at a heavy price. 5. odds (def. 2).
6. Archaic.value or worth.
7. Archaic.great value or worth (usually prec. by of).
8. at any price, at any cost, no matter how great: Their orders were to capture the town at any price. 9. beyond or without price, of incalculable value; priceless: The crown jewels are beyond price.
—v.t. 1. to fix the price of.
2. to ask or determine the price of: We spent the day pricing furniture at various stores.
Pronunciation: (prīs),[key] —n. 1. Bruce, 1845–1903, U.S. architect.
2. (Edward) Reynolds, born 1933, U.S. novelist.
3. (Mary) Le•on•tynePronunciation: (lē'un-tēn"),[key] born 1927, U.S. soprano.
4. a male given name.