What does prize mean?

Definitions for prize
praɪzprize

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word prize.

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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prize(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. prix price. See 3d Prize. ]

  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

    Etymology: [F. prix price. See 3d Prize. ]

  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

    Etymology: [F. prix price. See 3d Prize. ]

  4. Prize(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. prix price. See 3d Prize. ]

  5. Prize(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. prix price. See 3d Prize. ]

  6. Prize(noun)

    a contest for a reward; competition

    Etymology: [F. prix price. See 3d Prize. ]

  7. Prize(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. prix price. See 3d Prize. ]

  8. Prize(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F. prix price. See 3d Prize. ]

  9. Prize(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F. prix price. See 3d Prize. ]

  10. Prize(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F. prix price. See 3d Prize. ]

  11. Prize(noun)

    estimation; valuation

    Etymology: [F. prix price. See 3d Prize. ]

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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prize

    Prise, prīz, v.t. to force open by means of a lever. [Fr.; cf. Prize, below.]

  2. Prize

    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. prisepris, taken, pa.p. prendre—L. prehendĕre, to seize.]

  3. Prize

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. prize

    A vessel captured at sea from the enemies of a state, or from pirates, either by a man-of-war or privateer. Vessels are also looked upon as prize, if they fight under any other standard than that of the state from which they have their commission, if they have no charter-party, and if loaded with effects belonging to the enemy, or with contraband goods. In ships of war, the prizes are to be divided among the officers, seamen, &c., according to the act; but in privateers, according to the agreement between the owners. By statute 13 Geo. II. c. 4, judges and officers failing in their duty in respect to the condemnation of prizes, forfeit £500, with full costs of suit, one moiety to the crown, and the other to the informer. Prize, according to jurists, is altogether a creature of the crown; and no man can have any interest but what he takes as the mere gift of the crown. Partial interest has been granted away at different times, but the statute of Queen Anne (A.D. 1708) is the first which gave to the captors the whole of the benefit.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. prize

    That which is taken from another; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power. Hence, specifically, anything captured by a belligerent using the right of war.

  2. prize

    The application of a lever to move any weighty body, as a cask, cannon, or the like.

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prize in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of prize in a Sentence

  1. Frederick William Robertson:

    This world is given as the prize for the men in earnest; and that which is true of this world, is truer still of the world to come.

  2. Sanskrit Proverb:

    Most men the good they have despise, And blessings which they have not prize: In winter, wish for summer?s glow, In summer, long for winter?s snow.

  3. Emerson:

    Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated.

  5. Sara Danius:

    It has already affected the Nobel Prize quite severely and that is quite a big problem.

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