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Definitions for prize
praɪzprize

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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

  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

  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

  4. Prize(noun)

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

  5. Prize(noun)

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

  6. Prize(noun)

    a contest for a reward; competition

  7. Prize(noun)

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

  8. Prize(verb)

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

  9. Prize(verb)

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

  10. Prize(verb)

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

  11. Prize(noun)

    estimation; valuation

  12. Origin: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. prize

    Something given as an award or honor.

    The poet won an achievement prize and as honored at a national ceremony.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on July 7, 2016  

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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How to say prize in sign language?

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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. Leslie Miklosy:

    Every day has its own cereal box prize.

  2. Ruben Vega:

    The prize is to encourage people to vote.

  3. Kimberly Gomer:

    People don’t always keep their eye on the prize.

  4. Rio Games:

    They are not coming because there's no prize money.

  5. Katharine Hepburn:

    As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.

Images & Illustrations of prize

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