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Prize meaning

prize - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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. 2. regard highly; think much of; " I respect his judgement"; " We prize his creativity"
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. That which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. That which may be won by chance, as in a lottery.
  8. 8. Anything worth striving for; a valuable possession held or in prospect.
  9. 9. A contest for a reward; competition.
  10. 10. A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever.
  11. 11. To move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry.
  12. 12. To set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to rate.
  13. 13. To value highly; to estimate to be of great worth; to esteem.
  14. 14. Estimation; valuation.
  15. 15. Anything gained in a contest; captured vessel, & c.; something won in a lottery; reward.
  16. 16. To value.

prize - examples of usage

  1. There was a prize in the old blind evidently. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. He carried the prize home, trap and all, over his shoulder. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. Besides, if she were, indeed, to become a prize, no sound- minded sea- captain could be willing to shoot away her selling value or that of her cargo. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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