AskDefine | Define premium

Dictionary Definition

premium adj : having or reflecting superior quality or value; "premium gasoline at a premium price"


1 payment for insurance [syn: insurance premium]
2 a fee charged for exchanging currencies [syn: agio, agiotage, exchange premium]
3 payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military [syn: bounty]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Superior in quality; higher in price or value.


  1. A prize or award.
  2. Something offered at a reduced price as an inducement to buy something else.
  3. A bonus paid in addition to normal payments.
  4. The amount to be paid for an insurance policy.
  5. An unusually high value.

Extensive Definition

A premium can be:
premium in French: Premium
premium in Dutch: Premie

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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