What does prestige mean?

Definitions for prestigeprɛˈstiʒ, -ˈstidʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prestige, prestigiousness(noun)

    a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.

    "he wanted to achieve power and prestige"


  1. prestige(Noun)

    Delusion; illusion; trick.

  2. prestige(Noun)

    The quality of how good the reputation of something or someone is, how favourably something or someone is regarded

    Oxford has a university of very high prestige.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prestige

    delusion; illusion; trick

  2. Prestige

    weight or influence derived from past success; expectation of future achievements founded on those already accomplished; force or charm derived from acknowledged character or reputation

  3. Origin: [F., fr. L. praestigum delusion, illusion, praestigae deceptions, jugglers' tricks, prob. fr. prae before + the root of stinguere to extinguish, originally, to prick. See Stick, v.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prestige

    pres-tēzh′, or pres′tij, n. influence arising from past conduct or from reputation. [Fr.,—L. præstigium, delusion—præstinguĕre, to deceive.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prestige in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prestige in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pope Francis:

    Those who serve others and lack real prestige exercise genuine authority in the Church.

  2. Kenji Yumoto:

    This is basically a Tokyo issue, abe's prestige probably won't be damaged and support for the LDP won't fall.

  3. Veryan Khan:

    Boko Haram has entered the realm of international jihadism, and by so doing will gain prestige among the vast supporters of Islamic State.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    Every place we visited, American prestige is certainly at a low ebb, and there's a great deal of concern about the Russians raising their profile.

  5. Ken Keyes:

    No one that ever lived has ever had enough power, prestige, or knowledge to overcome the basic condition of all life - you win some and you lose some.

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