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      n     (Stock Exchange)   the price at which a stockjobber is prepared to purchase a specific security  
   Compare       offer price  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
1    the sum in money or goods for which anything is or may be bought or sold  
2    the cost at which anything is obtained  
3    the cost of bribing a person  
4    a sum of money offered or given as a reward for a capture or killing  
5    value or worth, esp. high worth  
6      (Gambling)      another word for       odds  
7    at any price   whatever the price or cost  
8    at a price   at a high price  
9    beyond (or without) price   invaluable or priceless  
10    the price of (one)     (Irish)   what (one) deserves, esp. a fitting punishment  
it's just the price of him     
11    what price (something)?   what are the chances of (something) happening now?  
      vb   tr  
12    to fix or establish the price of  
13    to ascertain or discover the price of  
14    price out of the market   to charge so highly for as to prevent the sale, hire, etc., of  
     (C13 pris, from Old French, from Latin pretium price, value, wage)  
  pricer      n  

asking price  
      n   the price suggested by a seller but usually considered to be subject to bargaining  
bid price  
      n     (Stock Exchange)   the price at which a stockjobber is prepared to purchase a specific security  
   Compare       offer price  
bride price   , wealth  
      n   (in some societies) money, property, or services given by a bridegroom to the kinsmen of his bride in order to establish his rights over the woman  
cut-price   ,   (esp. U.S.)   cut-rate  
1    available at prices or rates below the standard price or rate  
2    prenominal   offering goods or services at prices below the standard price  
a cut-price shop     
exercise price  
      n     (Stock Exchange)   the price at which the holder of a traded option may exercise his right to buy (or sell) a security  
      adv   for half the normal price  
children go half-price     
hammer price  
      n   the price offered as the winning bid in a public auction  
intervention price  
      n     (Commerce)   the price at which the EU intervenes to buy surplus produce  
issue price  
      n     (Stock Exchange)   the price at which a new issue of shares is offered to the public  
list price  
      n   the selling price of merchandise as quoted in a catalogue or advertisement  
market price  
      n   the prevailing price, as determined by supply and demand, at which goods, services, etc., may be bought or sold  
offer price  
      n     (Stock Exchange)   the price at which a market maker is prepared to sell a specific security,   (Often shortened to)    offer      Compare       bid price  
Price Commission  
      n   (in Britain) a commission established by the government in 1973 with authority to control prices as a measure against inflation. It was abolished in 1980  
price control  
      n   the establishment and maintenance of maximum price levels for basic goods and services by a government, esp. during periods of war or inflation  
price discrimination  
      n     (Economics)   the setting of different prices to be charged to different consumers or in different markets for the same goods or services  
price-dividend ratio  
      n   the ratio of the price of a share on a stock exchange to the dividends per share paid in the previous year, used as a measure of a company's potential as an investment,   (Abbrevs.)    P-D ratio, PDR  
price-earnings ratio  
      n   the ratio of the price of a share on a stock exchange to the earnings per share, used as a measure of a company's future profitability,   (Abbrev.)    P/E ratio  
1    the setting of prices by agreement among producers and distributors  
2       another name for       price control       resale price maintenance  
price leadership  
      n     (Marketing)   the setting of the price of a product or service by a dominant firm at a level that competitors can match, in order to avoid a price war  
price ring  
      n   a group of traders formed to maintain the prices of their goods  
      adj   likely to affect the price of property, esp. shares and securities  
price-sensitive information     
price support  
      n   government maintenance of specified price levels at a minimum above market equilibrium by subsidy or by purchase of the market surplus at the guaranteed levels  
price tag  
1    a ticket or label on an article for sale showing its price  
2    the cost, esp. of something not usually priced  
the price tag on a top footballer     
price war  
      n   a period of intense competition among enterprises, esp. retail enterprises, in the same market, characterized by repeated price reductions rather than advertising, brand promotion, etc.  
resale price maintenance  
      n   the practice by which a manufacturer establishes a fixed or minimum price for the resale of a brand product by retailers or other distributors,   (U.S. equivalent)    fair trade     (Abbrev)    rpm  
reserve price  
      n     (Brit)   the minimum price acceptable to the owner of property being auctioned or sold,   (Also called (esp. Scot. and U.S.))    upset price  
retail price index  
      n   (in Britain) a list, based on government figures and usually published monthly, that shows the extent of change in the prices of a range of goods selected as being essential items in the budget of a normal household,   (Abbrev)    RPI  
shadow price  
      n     (Economics)   the calculated price of a good or service for which no market price exists  
spot price  
      n   the price of goods, currencies, or securities that are offered for immediate delivery and payment  
starting price  
      n   (esp. in horse racing) the latest odds offered by bookmakers at the start of a race  
unit price  
      n   a price for foodstuffs, etc., stated or shown as the cost per unit, as per pound, per kilogram, per dozen, etc.  
upset price  
      n      another name (esp. Scot., U.S., and Canadian) for       reserve price  
wholesale price index  
      n   an indicator of price changes in the wholesale market  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  




1    amount, asking price, assessment, bill, charge, cost, damage     (informal)   estimate, expenditure, expense, face value, fee, figure, outlay, payment, rate, valuation, value, worth  
2    consequences, cost, penalty, sacrifice, toll  
3    bounty, compensation, premium, recompense, reward  
4    at any price      anyhow, cost what it may, expense no object, no matter what the cost, regardless, whatever the cost  
5    beyond price      inestimable, invaluable, of incalculable value, precious, priceless, treasured, without price  
6    assess, cost, estimate, evaluate, put a price on, rate, value  

bargain, cheap, cheapo     (informal)   cut-rate     (chiefly U.S.)   reduced, sale  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
raise a price after agreeing on a lower one
Common real estate term but 'of uncertain origin'. However WW1 Australian soldier's diary records: "Huge rubber gun gazumps were falling all over the town [Watten]..." A weapon?
lower a price at the last minute to secure a sale
the chamber pot meaning is the NOUN. This is the verb.
someone who re-posts a genuine online listing for a book at an inflated price on another website. If someone buys from the bookjacker, he buys the book from the original seller and provides him with the address of the customer. The bookjacker never sees or handles the book, but collects his margin.
[Bus.] Syn. dropshipper.
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