Definitions for prizepraɪz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a reward for victory or superiority, as in a contest or competition.
something won in a lottery or the like.
anything striven for, worth striving for, or much valued.
something seized or captured, esp. an enemy's ship and cargo captured at sea in wartime.
the act of taking or capturing, esp. a ship at sea.
Archaic. a contest or match.
(adj.)having won a prize:
a prize play.
worthy of a prize.
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
to value or esteem highly.
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
Ref: pry2. 2
Ref: lever (def. 1). 1 1
Origin of prize:
1350–1400; ME prise < MF: a hold, grasp < L pre(hē)nsa. See prize1
something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
"the prize was a free trip to Europe"
loot, booty, pillage, plunder, prize, swag, dirty money(noun)
goods or money obtained illegally
something given as a token of victory
choice, prime(a), prize, quality, select(verb)
of superior grade
"choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
prize, value, treasure, appreciate(verb)
"I prize these old photographs"
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"
respect, esteem, value, prize, prise(verb)
regard highly; think much of
"I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a reward for winning
She won first/second/third prize in a painting competition.
that which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power
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
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
that which may be won by chance, as in a lottery
anything worth striving for; a valuable possession held or in prospect
a contest for a reward; competition
a lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever
to move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry
to set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to rate
to value highly; to estimate to be of great worth; to esteem
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".
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'prize' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3251
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'prize' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3328
Rank popularity for the word 'prize' in Nouns Frequency: #1074
Translations for prize
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a reward for good work etc
He was awarded a lot of prizes at school.
- prêmioPortuguese (BR)
- der LohnGerman
- auhind, stipendiumEstonian
- díj; (jelzőként:) díjnyertesHungarian
- verðlaun, viðurkenningIcelandic
- prizas, apdovanojimasLithuanian
- balva; godalga; prēmija; apbalvojumsLatvian
- premie, pris, utmerkelseNorwegian
- награда, премияRussian
- pris, utmärkelseSwedish
- 獎賞Chinese (Trad.)
- приз, нагородаUkrainian
- giải thưởngVietnamese
- 奖赏Chinese (Simp.)
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