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Definitions for prestige
prɛˈstiʒ, -ˈstidʒpres·tige

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prestige, prestigiousnessnoun

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

    "he wanted to achieve power and prestige"


  1. prestigenoun

    Delusion; illusion; trick.

  2. prestigenoun

    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. Etymology: [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

Examples of prestige in a Sentence


    despite the prestige, power, and wealth of pharaoh, he did not eat Arowana at lunch, and his wife did not swim by Louis Vuitton bikini in the Nile .

  2. Dan Bradley:

    The prestige of the burial makes this very likely a socially sanctioned union and speaks of a hierarchy so extreme that the only partners worthy of the elite were family members.

  3. Kim Jong:

    Kim does not want to look too dependent on Washington, Beijing and Seoul, as for Russia, the Putin-Kim summit will reaffirm Moscow's place as a major player on the Korean Peninsula. This meeting is important for Russian international prestige.

  4. Rachel Denber:

    I think that they are eager to boost their prestige -- not just the prestige of their country, but also their personal prestige globally and domestically, (When) they put their country on display, they put their own sort of personal clout and power on display.

  5. Wendell Berry:

    Without a complex knowledge of one’s place and without the faithfulness to one’s place on which such knowledge depends, it is inevitable that the place will be used carelessly, and eventually destroyed. Without such knowledge and faithfulness, moreover, the culture of a country will be superficial and decorative, functional only insofar as it may be a symbol of prestige, the affectation of an elite or “in” group.

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    a socially awkward or tactless act
    • A. guts
    • B. gauge
    • C. slip
    • D. equity

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