Definition of Prize

1. 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"

Exact synonyms: Award
Generic synonyms: Gift
Specialized synonyms: Scholarship, Fellowship, Gratuity, Door Prize, Jackpot, Prize Money, Premium
Derivative terms: Award

2. Verb. Hold dear. "Sam and Sue prize the movie "; "I prize these old photographs"
Exact synonyms: Appreciate, Treasure, Value
Specialized synonyms: Do Justice, Recognise, Recognize
Generic synonyms: Consider, Reckon, Regard, See, View
Derivative terms: Appreciative, Treasure, Valuable, Valuable

3. Adjective. Of superior grade. "Select peaches"
Exact synonyms: Choice, Prime, Quality, Select
Similar to: Superior
Derivative terms: Choiceness

4. Noun. Goods or money obtained illegally.
Exact synonyms: Booty, Dirty Money, Loot, Pillage, Plunder, Swag
Generic synonyms: Stolen Property
Terms within: Cut
Derivative terms: Loot, Pillage, Plunder, Plunder, Plunder

5. Verb. To move or force, especially in an effort to get something open. "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
Exact synonyms: Jimmy, Lever, Prise, Pry
Entails: Loose, Loosen
Generic synonyms: Open, Open Up
Derivative terms: Jimmy, Lever, Lever, Leverage, Pry

6. Noun. Something given as a token of victory.
Exact synonyms: Trophy
Specialized synonyms: Apple Of Discord, Booby Prize, Bronze Medal, Cup, Loving Cup, Gold Medal, Silver, Silver Medal
Generic synonyms: Accolade, Award, Honor, Honour, Laurels

7. Verb. Regard highly; think much of. "Sam cannot prize Sue "; "We prize his creativity"
Exact synonyms: Esteem, Prise, Respect, Value
Generic synonyms: Consider, Reckon, Regard, See, View
Specialized synonyms: Think The World Of, Fear, Revere, Reverence, Venerate, Admire, Look Up To
Antonyms: Disesteem, Disrespect
Derivative terms: Esteem, Esteem, Esteem, Respect, Respect, Respect, Respecter, Valuable, Value

Definition of Prize

1. n. That which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power.

2. v. t. To move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry.

3. v. t. To set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to rate.

4. n. Estimation; valuation.

Definition of Prize

1. Noun. That which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power. ¹

2. Noun. (context: military nautical) 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. ¹

3. Noun. An honour or reward striven for in a competitive contest; anything offered to be competed for, or as an inducement to, or reward of, effort. ¹

4. Noun. That which may be won by chance, as in a lottery. ¹

5. Noun. Anything worth striving for; a valuable possession held or in prospect. ¹

6. Noun. A contest for a reward; competition. ¹

7. Noun. A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever. ¹

8. Verb. To consider something highly valuable. ¹

9. Verb. To move with a lever; to force up or open; to prise or pry. ¹

10. Verb. (obsolete) To compete in a prizefight. ¹

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Definition of Prize

1. to value highly [v PRIZED, PRIZING, PRIZES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Prize

privilege of the floor
privy council
privy councils
privy purse
privy seal
prix fixe
prize (current term)
prize money
prize ring
prize winner

Literary usage of Prize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1875)
"Females' prize To No. 844—Frederick Finter, 16, City of London College, ... 764—Philip Sharpe, 22, Birkbeck Literary and Scientific 1st prize 2nd prize . ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In France the prize jurisdiction is exercised by a Council of prizes ... In Germany there were during the World War two prize courts, one located at Hamburg ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"No lien on enemy's property by way of pledge for the payment of purchase money or otherwise, is sufficient to defeat the rights of captor.s in a prize court ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"A capture does not become good prize until condemnation by a prize court. ... A prize court may sit in the territory of an ally, though this is irregular ..."

5. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"I. The Lalande prize, a medal of 542 francs value, will be awarded to the ... The Valz prize, the proceeds of a sum of 10000 francs, will be awarded for the ..."

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