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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cheap  \Cheap\,  n.  [AS.  ce['a]p  bargain,  sale,  price;  akin  to  D. 
  Koop  purchase,  G.  Kauf,  ICel.  kaup  bargain.  Cf  {Cheapen}, 
  {Chapman},  {Chaffer},  {Cope},  v.  i.] 
  A  bargain;  a  purchase;  cheapness.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  sack  that  thou  hast  drunk  me  would  have  bought  me 
  lights  as  good  cheap  at  the  dearest  chandler's  in 
  Europe.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cheap  \Cheap\,  a.  [Abbrev.  fr  ``good  cheap'':  a  good  purchase 
  or  bargain;  cf  F.  bon  march['e],  [`a]  bon  march['e].  See 
  {Cheap},  n.,  {Cheapen}.] 
  1.  Having  a  low  price  in  market;  of  small  cost  or  price,  as 
  compared  with  the  usual  price  or  the  real  value. 
 
  Where  there  are  a  great  sellers  to  a  few  buyers, 
  there  the  thing  to  be  sold  will  be  cheap.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  Of  comparatively  small  value;  common;  mean 
 
  You  grow  cheap  in  every  subject's  eye.  --Dryden. 
 
  {Dog  cheap},  very  cheap,  --  a  phrase  formed  probably  by  the 
  catachrestical  transposition  of  good  cheap.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cheap  \Cheap\,  adv 
  Cheaply.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cheap  \Cheap\,  v.  i. 
  To  buy  to  bargain.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cheap 
  adj  1:  relatively  low  in  price  or  charging  low  prices;  "it  would 
  have  been  cheap  at  twice  the  price";  "inexpensive 
  family  restaurants"  [syn:  {inexpensive}]  [ant:  {expensive}] 
  2:  tastelessly  showy;  "a  flash  car";  "a  flashy  ring";  "garish 
  colors";  "a  gaudy  costume";  "loud  sport  shirts";  "a 
  meretricious  yet  stylish  book";  "tawdry  ornaments"  [syn:  {brassy}, 
  {flash},  {flashy},  {garish},  {gaudy},  {gimcrack},  {loud}, 
  {meretricious},  {tacky},  {tatty},  {tawdry},  {trashy}] 
  3:  (informal)  of  very  poor  quality  [syn:  {bum},  {cheesy},  {chintzy}, 
  {crummy},  {punk},  {sleazy},  {tinny}] 
  4:  embarrassingly  stingy  [syn:  {chinchy},  {chintzy}] 




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