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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Price
Senses
  1. The sum or amount of money at which a thing is valued, or the value which a seller sets on his goods in market; that for which something is bought or sold, or offered for sale; equivalent in money or other means of exchange; current value or rate paid or demanded in market or in barter; cost."Buy wine and milk without money and without price." [Isa. lv. 1.]"We can afford no more at such a price." [Shak.]
  2. Value; estimation; excellence; worth."Her price is far above rubies." [Prov. xxxi. 10.]"New treasures still, of countless price." [Keble.]
  3. Reward; recompense; as, the price of industry."'T is the price of toil, The knave deserves it when he tills the soil." [Pope.]

Etymology: OE. pris, OF. pris, F. prix, L. pretium; cf. Gr. � I sell � to buy, Skr. pa� to buy, OI. renim I sell. Cf. Appreciate Depreciate Interpret Praise (n. & v.) Precious Prize

verb Price
Senses
  1. To pay the price of.(Obs)"With thine own blood to price his blood." [Spenser.]
  2. To set a price on; to value. See Prize.
  3. To ask the price of; as, to price eggs.(Colloq)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The high value or worth of something ("her price is far above rubies")
  2. The property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold) ("he puts a high price on his services")
  3. Value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something ("the price of success is hard work" and "what price glory?")
  4. A monetary reward for helping to catch a criminal ("the cattle thief has a price on his head")
  5. United States operatic soprano (born 1927)
  6. The amount of money needed to purchase something ("the price of gasoline")
  7. Cost of bribing someone ("they say that every politician has a price")
  8. Ascertain or learn the price of ("Have you priced personal computers lately?")
  9. Determine the price of ("The grocer priced his wares high")
Wiktionary

From Middle English price (“price, prize, value, excellence”), from Old French pris, preis, from Latin pretium (“worth, price, money spent, wages, reward”), probably akin to Ancient Greek περνάω (pernáō, “I sell”); compare praise, prize, precious, appraise, apprize, appreciate, depreciate, etc.

  1. The cost required to gain possession of something.
  2. The cost of an action or deed.
    I paid a high for my folly.
  3. Value; estimation; excellence; worth.

price was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Price

Price Daniel was a Governor of Texas. His most notable accomplishments were from 1957 to 1963. Price was born on October 10th, 1910 in Dayton, Texas. He left this life on August 25th, 1988.

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Price Cobb is a racing driver.

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Price was born in 1941.

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Price Marshall is a Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Judge of theUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Price was born on July 20th, 1963 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Price Brookfield was a basketball player for the Baltimore Bullets, Chicago American Gears, Waterloo Hawks, Anderson Packers, Indianapolis Jets, and Sacramento Kings. His most notable accomplishments were from 1945 to 1951. Price was born on May 11th, 1920 in Floydada, Texas. He left this life on April 17th, 2006.

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Price was born in 1955.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Price

Jonathan Pryce is an actor and singer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1970 to present. Jonathan was given the name John Price on June 1st, 1947 in Carmel, Flintshire.

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Tom Price is a Chairman of the House Budget Committee and Chairman of theHouse Budget Committee. Tom was born on October 8th, 1954 in Lansing, Michigan.

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Vincent Price was an actor. He holds the title Vincent Price – "Thriller". His most notable accomplishments were from 1935 to 1993. Vincent was given the name Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. on May 27th, 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. He left this life on October 25th, 1993.

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Katie Price is a businesswoman, singer, television personality, novelist, glamour model, and businessperson. She was most active from 1996 to present. Katie was given the name Katrina Amy Alexandra Alexis Infield on May 22nd, 1978 in Brighton, England. Katie is also known as Jordan (pseudonym), Katie Andre (married name), Katie Reid (married name), and Katie Hayler (married name).

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Jordan Lane Price is an actor, singing, model (people), actress, singer, and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to present. Jordan was born in 1992.

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Kirsten was born on November 13th, 1981 in Providence, Rhode Island. Kirsten is also known as Barrett and Katherine.

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How popular is the baby name Price in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 0 8
1881 7 0 7
1882 12 0 12
1883 10 0 10
1884 7 0 7
1885 11 0 11
1886 12 0 12
1887 8 0 8
1888 16 0 16
1889 11 0 11
1890 12 0 12
1891 8 0 8
1892 10 0 10
1893 9 0 9
1894 11 0 11
1895 7 0 7
1896 20 0 20
1897 15 0 15
1898 6 0 6
1899 8 0 8
1900 13 0 13
1901 9 0 9
1902 5 0 5
1903 9 0 9
1904 8 0 8
1905 16 0 16
1906 5 0 5
1907 13 0 13
1908 16 0 16
1909 18 0 18
1910 14 0 14
1911 17 0 17
1912 20 0 20
1913 36 0 36
1914 48 0 48
1915 41 0 41
1916 39 0 39
1917 47 0 47
1918 52 0 52
1919 56 0 56
1920 50 0 50
1921 41 0 41
1922 39 0 39
1923 55 0 55
1924 32 0 32
1925 40 0 40
1926 31 0 31
1927 42 0 42
1928 25 0 25
1929 39 0 39
1930 37 0 37
1931 26 0 26
1932 36 0 36
1933 20 0 20
1934 26 0 26
1935 21 0 21
1936 34 0 34
1937 31 0 31
1938 23 0 23
1939 22 0 22
1940 30 0 30
1941 18 0 18
1942 22 0 22
1943 23 0 23
1944 24 0 24
1945 25 0 25
1946 23 0 23
1947 26 0 26
1948 21 0 21
1949 18 0 18
1950 27 0 27
1951 31 0 31
1952 20 0 20
1953 33 0 33
1954 25 0 25
1955 29 0 29
1956 14 0 14
1957 23 0 23
1958 12 0 12
1959 28 0 28
1960 15 0 15
1961 26 0 26
1962 50 0 50
1963 29 0 29
1964 34 0 34
1965 22 0 22
1966 19 0 19
1967 15 0 15
1968 18 0 18
1969 27 0 27
1970 26 0 26
1971 16 0 16
1972 23 0 23
1973 20 0 20
1974 23 0 23
1975 15 0 15
1976 9 0 9
1977 13 0 13
1978 16 0 16
1979 13 0 13
1980 17 0 17
1981 16 0 16
1982 20 0 20
1983 20 0 20
1984 17 0 17
1985 18 0 18
1986 27 0 27
1987 22 0 22
1988 15 0 15
1989 35 0 35
1990 27 0 27
1991 18 0 18
1992 31 0 31
1993 16 0 16
1994 27 0 27
1995 28 0 28
1996 27 0 27
1997 29 0 29
1998 26 0 26
1999 32 0 32
2000 29 0 29
2001 28 0 28
2002 27 0 27
2003 39 0 39
2004 44 0 44
2005 40 6 34
2006 64 0 64
2007 43 0 43
2008 43 0 43
2009 46 0 46
2010 46 0 46
2011 59 6 53
2012 54 6 48
2013 50 6 44
2014 45 0 45
2015 44 6 38
2016 62 10 52
2017 48 0 48

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Popularity of Price as a first name

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Popularity of Price as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Price U.S.
  White 73.93% 64.26%
  African American 20.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Price

People with the last name Price are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Price

  • How Popular is the name Price? Price is the 4,712th most popular name of all time. As a last name Price was the 91st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Price have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,540 babies born with the first name Price in the United States. That's more than enough people named Price to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Price? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Price first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Price is Thursday, January 8th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Price born? The highest recorded use of the first name Price was in 2006 with a total of 64 babies.
  • Random Price Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Price is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Price: Your name in reverse order is Ecirp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Irpec. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Price? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 235,251 people with the last name Price.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Price? Price was ranked as the 91st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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