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English Dictionary: premium by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
premium
adj
  1. having or reflecting superior quality or value; "premium gasoline at a premium price"
n
  1. payment for insurance
    Synonym(s): premium, insurance premium
  2. the amount that something in scarce supply is valued above its nominal value; "they paid a premium for access to water"
  3. a fee charged for exchanging currencies
    Synonym(s): agio, agiotage, premium, exchange premium
  4. a prize, bonus, or award given as an inducement to purchase products, enter competitions initiated by business interests, etc.; "they encouraged customers with a premium for loyal patronage"
  5. payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military
    Synonym(s): bounty, premium
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Premium \Pre"mi*um\, n.; pl. {Premiums}. [L. praemium,
      originally, what one has got before or better than others;
      prae before + emere to take, buy. See {Redeem}.]
      1. A reward or recompense; a prize to be won by being before
            another, or others, in a competition; reward or prize to
            be adjudged; a bounty; as, a premium for good behavior or
            scholarship, for discoveries, etc.
  
                     To think it not the necessity, but the premium and
                     privilege of life, to eat and sleep without any
                     regard to glory.                                 --Burke.
  
                     The law that obliges parishes to support the poor
                     offers a premium for the encouragement of idleness.
                                                                              --Franklin.
  
      2. Something offered or given for the loan of money; bonus;
            -- sometimes synonymous with interest, but generally
            signifying a sum in addition to the capital.
  
                     People were tempted to lend, by great premiums and
                     large interest.                                 --Swift.
  
      3. A sum of money paid to underwriters for insurance, or for
            undertaking to indemnify for losses of any kind.
  
      4. A sum in advance of, or in addition to, the nominal or par
            value of anything; as, gold was at a premium; he sold his
            stock at a premium.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Premium, KY
      Zip code(s): 41845
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