price ( prices plural & 3rd person present) ( pricing present participle) ( priced past tense & past participle )
1 n-count The price of something is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to buy it.
usu with supp, also in N
...a sharp increase in the price of petrol..., They expected house prices to rise..., Computers haven't come down in price.
2 n-sing The price that you pay for something that you want is an unpleasant thing that you have to do or suffer in order to get it.
usu N for n/-ing
Slovenia will have to pay a high price for independence...
3 verb If something is priced at a particular amount, the price is set at that amount.
The shares are expected to be priced at about 330p... be V-ed at n
Digital priced the new line at less than half the cost of comparable mainframes... V n at n
There is a very reasonably priced menu. V-ed
It's hard to maintain competitive pricing.
retail price index
5 If you want something at any price, you are determined to get it, even if unpleasant things happen as a result.
at any price phrase PHR after v
If they wanted a deal at any price, they would have to face the consequences...
6 If you can buy something that you want at a price, it is for sale, but it is extremely expensive.
at a price phrase PHR with cl
Most goods are available, but at a price.
7 If you get something that you want at a price, you get it but something unpleasant happens as a result.
at a price phrase usu PHR after v
Fame comes at a price...
to price yourself out of the market →
asking price ( asking prices plural ) The asking price of something is the price which the person selling it says that they want for it, although they may accept less. n-count usu sing
Offers 15% below the asking price are unlikely to be accepted.
bid price ( bid prices plural ) The bid price of a particular stock or share is the price that investors are willing to pay for it. (BUSINESS) n-count
Speculation centred on a likely bid price of 380p a share.
closing price ( closing prices plural ) On the stock exchange, the closing price of a share is its price at the end of a day's business. (BUSINESS) n-count
The price is slightly above yesterday's closing price.
cost price ( cost prices plural ) If something is sold atcost price, it is sold for the same price as it cost the seller to buy it.
(BRIT) n-var oft at N
...a factory shop where you can buy very fashionable shoes at cost price...
Cut-price goods or services are cheaper than usual.
(BRIT) adj ADJ n
...a shop selling cut-price videos and CDs in Oxford Street., ...cut-price tickets.
in AM, use cut-rate
1 adj If something is half-price, it costs only half what it usually costs.
v-link ADJ, ADJ n, ADJ after v
Main courses are half price from 12.30pm to 2pm..., Mind you, a half-price suit still cost $400..., We can get in half-price.
2 n-uncount If something is sold at or forhalf-price, it is sold for only half of what it usually costs.
usu at/for N
By yesterday she was selling off stock at half price..., They normally charge three hundred pounds but we got it for half price.
issue price ( issue prices plural ) The issue price of shares is the price at which they are offered for sale when they first become available to the public. (BUSINESS) n-count
Shares in the company slipped below their issue price on their first day of trading.
list price ( list prices plural ) The list price of an item is the price which the manufacturer suggests that a shopkeeper should charge for it. n-count
offer price ( offer prices plural ) The offer price for a particular stock or share is the price that the person selling it says that they want for it. (BUSINESS) n-count
BET shares closed just above the offer price, up 1.5p at 207p.
price point ( price points plural ) The price point of a product is the price that it sells for. (BUSINESS) n-count
No price point exists for the machine yet..., The big companies dominate the lower price points.
price tag ( price tags plural ) , price-tag
1 n-count If something has a price tag of a particular amount, that is the amount that you must pay in order to buy it.
WRITTEN The price tag on the 34-room white Regency mansion is £17.5 million.
2 n-count In a shop, the price tag on an article for sale is a small piece of card or paper which is attached to the article and which has the price written on it.
price war ( price wars plural ) If competing companies are involved in a price war, they each try to gain an advantage by lowering their prices as much as possible in order to sell more of their products and damage their competitors financially. (BUSINESS) n-count
A vicious price war between manufacturers has cut margins to the bone.
reserve price ( reserve prices plural ) A reserve price is the lowest price which is acceptable to the owner of property being auctioned or sold.
(BRIT, BUSINESS) n-count
retail price index
The retail price index is a list of the prices of typical goods which shows how much the cost of living changes from one month to the next.
(BRIT, BUSINESS) n-proper the N
The retail price index for September is expected to show inflation edging up to about 10.8 per cent.
in AM, use cost-of-living index
selling price ( selling prices plural ) The selling price of something is the price for which it is sold. (BUSINESS) n-count usu sing