prize

  • 1 Prize — (pr[imac]z), n. [F. prise a seizing, hold, grasp, fr. pris, p. p. of prendre to take, L. prendere, prehendere; in some senses, as 2 (b), either from, or influenced by, F. prix price. See {Prison}, {Prehensile}, and cf. {Pry}, and also {Price}.]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 prize — n 1: property (as a ship) lawfully captured in time of war 2: the wartime capture of a ship and its cargo at sea Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 prize — prize1 [prīz] vt. prized, prizing [ME pris: see PRICE] 1. Obs. to set a value upon; price 2. to value highly; esteem n. 1. something offered or given to the winner of a contest 2. something won in a game of cha …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Prize — Prize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prizing}.] [F. priser, OF. prisier, preisier, fr. L. pretiare, fr. pretium worth, value, price. See {Price}, and cf. {Praise}.] [Formerly written also {prise}. ] [1913 Webster] 1. To set or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 prize — [adj] best award winning, champion, choice, cream*, elite, fat*, first class*, firstrate*, outstanding, pick, prime, top, topnotch, winning; concept 574 Ant. worst prize [n1] award, winnings accolade, acquirement, acquisition, advantage, blue… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 prize — Ⅰ. prize [1] ► NOUN 1) a thing given as a reward to a winner or in recognition of an outstanding achievement. 2) something of great value that is worth struggling to achieve. ► ADJECTIVE 1) having been or likely to be awarded a prize. 2)… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Prize — Prize, n. [F. prix price. See 3d {Prize}. ] Estimation; valuation. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Prize — Prize, v. t. To move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry. [Written also {prise}.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 prize# — prize n *premium, award, reward, meed, guerdon, bounty, bonus Analogous words: recompensing or recompense, compensation (see corresponding verbs at PAY): winning or winnings (see GET) Antonyms: forfeit prize vb value, treasure, cherish,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 prize — n *spoil, booty, plunder, loot, swag …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 prize — see prise …

    Modern English usage

  • 12 prize — ▪ I. prize prize 1 [praɪz] noun [countable] something that is very valuable or important to have: • With a portfolio of $1 billion, Amerco is an attractive prize. • The administration has worked behind the scenes to help Turkey win the big prize… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 prize — prize1 [ praız ] noun count *** 1. ) a reward you get for being successful in a sport, competition, or game, or for being better than others at something. Someone who has won a prize is called a prize winner: the Nobel Prize for chemistry… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 prize — I UK [praɪz] / US noun [countable] Word forms prize : singular prize plural prizes *** 1) a) a reward that you get for being successful in a sport, competition, or game, or for being better than others at something. Someone who has won a prize is …

    English dictionary

  • 15 Prize — For other uses, see Prize (disambiguation). A prize is an award to be given to a person or a group of people to recognise and reward actions or achievements.[1] Official prizes often involve monetary rewards as well as the fame that comes with… …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 prize — 1 /praIz/ noun (C) 1 something that is given to someone who is successful in a competition, race, game of chance etc: First prize was a weekend for two in Paris. (+ for): Festival judges awarded Victims the prize for the best feature film. | win… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 prize — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, great, prestigious ▪ fabulous ▪ special ▪ ultimate ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 prize — prize1 W2S2 [praız] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: prise, an earlier form of price; PRICE1] 1.) something that is given to someone who is successful in a competition, race, game of chance etc ▪ In this month s competition you could win a prize worth …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 prize — [[t]pra͟ɪz[/t]] ♦♦ prizes, prizing, prized (The spelling prise is also used in British English for meanings 5 and 6.) 1) N COUNT A prize is money or something valuable that is given to someone who has the best results in a competition or game, or …

    English dictionary

  • 20 prize — English has four words prize. The one meaning ‘reward’ [16] is essentially the same word as price. This was originally pris, mirroring its immediate Old French ancestor pris. It became prise, to indicate the length of its vowel i, and in the 16th …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins