See also: on, place, premium, put, something at a premium More valuable than usual, as from scarcity: Fresh water was at a premium after the reservoir was contaminated.People want organic foods so I can sell my eggs at a premium.

See also: premium place a premium on (something).For example, Since that article came out, the firm's stock has been selling at a premium and Space is at a premium in most stores.

Sally bought the shoes at a premium because they were of very high quality.The recent action of the bank directors put a premium on new home loans.1998 New Scientist Enormous forces would have acted upon the skull and neck, putting a premium on size and strength.