From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfeefee /fiː/ ●●● S3 W3 AWL noun [countable] COSTan amount of money that you pay to do something or that you pay to a professional person for their work You can use the gym and pool for a fee of £35 a month.see thesaurus at costCOLLOCATIONSadjectivessmall/low Some companies will sell the items for you, for a small fee.high/large/big The school fees are extremely high.a hefty/fat fee informal (=a very large fee)Customers are being charged a hefty fee for their telephone service.an annual/a monthly feeAn annual fee of £150 has been introduced.an entrance/entry fee (=a fee to enter a place)The gallery charges an entrance fee.a membership fee (=a fee to become a member of a club or organization)The gym’s yearly membership fee is £250.a subscription fee (=a fee to receive copies of a newspaper or magazine)You can pay the subscription fee by cheque.school/college/university feesShe paid for her college fees by taking a part-time job as a waitress.tuition fees (=money paid for being taught)Many universities now charge tuition fees for these courses.doctor’s/lawyer’s/accountant’s etc feesWe need to find the money for the doctor’s fees somehow.legal/medical feesShe received £300 compensation after legal fees had been deducted.a flat/fixed/set fee (=a fee that is the same in every case)You pay a flat fee for all the services that are provided.a booking fee (also a service fee American English) (=a charge you pay when buying a ticket)Tickets for the concert are £45, plus a booking fee.a cancellation fee (=a charge for ending an agreement you have made to travel on a train, stay at a hotel etc)A 10% cancellation fee will be charged if the booking is cancelled.a licence fee British English (=the money a television licence costs)The licence fee is set to rise again.verbscharge a feeThe accountant charged a big fee for his services.pay a feeYou have to pay a small fee to rent a locker.
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feeThe doctor I saw charged an £100 fee for an initial consultation.Some actors can ask a fee of around $1000.000 a movie.Dr Allison charges a fee of $90 for a consultation.It also includes dozens of sights that have admission fees.You may have to pay an arrangement fee to the lender of £200 to £300.The entrance fees to the park have gone up by 50%.It also provides money, drawn partially from fees paid by developers, to protect land from urban development.Any tickets resold will be subject to a 20% handling fee deducted from monies due.Last year IBM paid $12 million in legal fees to a single law firm.An accident on vacation can cost you a lot in medical fees.I understand that our fee will be split equally between both parties.Insurance covered most of the doctor's fees.You have to spend some proportion of the fee there on the rock.The fee for the standard structural survey is £175.The fee is $50 for a six-week art class.Total fees and commissions fell to $ 204 million from $ 192 million, as corporate finance and lending fees fell.
From King Business Dictionaryfeefee /fiː/ noun1[countable]COMMERCE an amount of money paid to a professional person or organization for their servicesIf you want help selecting a policy, you might want to use an insurance adviser who charges a fee, but earns no commission.fee forCable TV subscribers pay a monthly fee for the service.The bank does not charge an arrangement fee for the loan. see also no win no fee advance fee advisory fee break fee capitation fee commitment fee contingency fee distribution fee entry fee fixed fee incentive fee landing fees licence fee licencing fee management fee sales fee scale fee transfer fee tuition fees upfront fee2[countable]COMMERCE an amount of money paid to an author, musician etc for a book, piece of music etc that they have writtenSYNROYALTYThe publisher canceled publication and refused to pay the author a promised $900,000 fee.Origin fee (1300-1400) Old French , fief, from Medieval Latin feudum; FEUDAL