Definitions for prizepraɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prizepraɪz(n.)

  1. a reward for victory or superiority, as in a contest or competition.

  2. something won in a lottery or the like.

  3. anything striven for, worth striving for, or much valued.

  4. something seized or captured, esp. an enemy's ship and cargo captured at sea in wartime.

  5. the act of taking or capturing, esp. a ship at sea.

  6. Archaic. a contest or match.

  7. (adj.)having won a prize:

    a prize play.

  8. worthy of a prize.

  9. given or awarded as a prize.

Origin of prize:

1250–1300; in part continuing ME prise something captured, a seizing < MF < L pre(hē)nsa, n. use of fem. ptp. of pre(he)ndere to take

prize*praɪz(v.t.)prized, priz•ing.

  1. to value or esteem highly.

  2. to estimate the worth or value of.

* Syn: See appreciate.

Origin of prize:

1325–75; ME prisen < MF prisier, var. of preisier to praise

prizepraɪz(v.; n.)prized, priz•ing

or prise

  1. Ref: pry2. 2

  2. Ref: leverage.

  3. Ref: lever (def. 1). 1 1

Origin of prize:

1350–1400; ME prise < MF: a hold, grasp < L pre(hē)nsa. See prize1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prize, award(noun)

    something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery

    "the prize was a free trip to Europe"

  2. loot, booty, pillage, plunder, prize, swag, dirty money(noun)

    goods or money obtained illegally

  3. trophy, prize(adj)

    something given as a token of victory

  4. choice, prime(a), prize, quality, select(verb)

    of superior grade

    "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"

  5. prize, value, treasure, appreciate(verb)

    hold dear

    "I prize these old photographs"

  6. pry, prise, prize, lever, jimmy(verb)

    to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open

    "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"

  7. respect, esteem, value, prize, prise(verb)

    regard highly; think much of

    "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. prize(noun)ɪz

    a reward for winning

    She won first/second/third prize in a painting competition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prize(noun)

    that which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power

  2. Prize(noun)

    anything captured by a belligerent using the rights of war; esp., property captured at sea in virtue of the rights of war, as a vessel

  3. Prize(noun)

    an honor or reward striven for in a competitive contest; anything offered to be competed for, or as an inducement to, or reward of, effort

  4. Prize(noun)

    that which may be won by chance, as in a lottery

  5. Prize(noun)

    anything worth striving for; a valuable possession held or in prospect

  6. Prize(noun)

    a contest for a reward; competition

  7. Prize(noun)

    a lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever

  8. Prize(verb)

    to move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry

  9. Prize(verb)

    to set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to rate

  10. Prize(verb)

    to value highly; to estimate to be of great worth; to esteem

  11. Prize(noun)

    estimation; valuation

Freebase

  1. Prize

    A prize is an award to be given to a person or a group of people to recognise and reward actions or achievements. Official prizes often involve monetary rewards as well as the fame that comes with them. Some prizes are also associated with extravagant awarding ceremonies, such as the Academy Awards. Prizes are also given to publicize noteworthy or exemplary behaviour, and to provide incentives for improved outcomes and competitive efforts. In general, prizes are regarded in a positive light, and their winners are admired. However, many prizes, especially the more famous ones, have often caused controversy and jealousy. Specific types of prizes include: ⁕Booby prize: typically awarded as a joke or insult to whoever finished last. ⁕consolation prize: an award given to those who do not win. ⁕Hierarchical prizes, where the best award is "first prize", "grand prize", or "gold medal". Subordinate awards are "second prize", "third prize", etc., or "first runner-up" and "second runner-up", etc., or "silver medal" and "bronze medal". ⁕On game shows in the UK, the term is "star prize", while in Australia, it is "major prize".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prize' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3251

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prize' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3328

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prize' in Nouns Frequency: #1074


Translations for prize

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

prize(noun)

a reward for good work etc

He was awarded a lot of prizes at school.

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