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"
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
Origin: [F. prix price. See 3d 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".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Prise, prīz, v.t. to force open by means of a lever. [Fr.; cf. Prize, below.]
prīz, n. that which is taken or gained by competition: anything taken from an enemy in war: (hunting) the note of the trumpet blown at the capture of the game: a captured vessel: that which is won in a lottery: anything offered for competition: a gain: a reward: (Shak.) a competition.—adj. worthy of a prize: to which a prize is given.—adjs. Priz′able, -eable, valuable.—ns. Prize′-court, a court for judging regarding prizes made on the high seas; Prize′-fight, a combat in which those engaged fight for a prize or wager; Prize′-fight′er, a boxer who fights publicly for a prize; Prize′-fight′ing; Prize′-list, recorded of the winners in a competition; Prize′man; Prize′-mon′ey, share of the money or proceeds from any prizes taken from an enemy; Priz′er (Shak.), one who competes for a prize; Prize′-ring, a ring for prize-fighting: the practice itself. [Fr. prise—pris, taken, pa.p. prendre—L. prehendĕre, to seize.]
prīz, v.t. to set a price on: to value: to value highly.—n. valuation, estimate.—n. Priz′er (Shak.), an appraiser. [Fr. priser—O. Fr. pris, price (Fr. prix)—L. pretium, price.]
Something given as an award or honor.
The poet won an achievement prize and as honored at a national ceremony.
British National Corpus
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
The numerical value of prize in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of prize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.
Instead of giving me a prize for the important work I do to rescue the daughters of Israel, the state of Israel handcuffs me.
I wouldn't feel good about it at all, at the end of the day, I'm here to win a team prize, and that's to win a championship, not an individual prize.
Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi is a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and in Chinese prison, there sits another Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, this is an unavoidable topic for the Chinese Communist Party and is extremely embarrassing.
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- botí, premiCatalan, Valencian
- cena, oceněníCzech
- premio, apreciar, botínSpanish
- võit, tasu, auhind, võistlus, väärtustamaEstonian
- palkinto, kangeta, vääntääFinnish
- prix, estimerFrench
- लूट, इनामHindi
- 賞, 重んじる, てこ, 捕獲物, 戦利品, 珠玉, こじ開ける, 梃, 梃子Japanese
- buit, premie, schatten, wrikken, hendel, prijs, beloning, prijzen, openwrikkenDutch
- трофей, премия, приз, добычаRussian
- pris, prisaSwedish
- giải thưởngVietnamese
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