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Meaning of PRESTIGE

Pronunciation:  pre'steezh

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.; "he wanted to achieve power and prestige"
 

PRESTIGE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: prestigiousness
 
 See Also: standing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pres"tige\ (?; 277), n. [F., fr. L. praestigum
delusion, illusion, praestigae deceptions, jugglers' tricks,
prob. fr. prae before + the root of stinguere to extinguish,
originally, to prick. See {Stick}, v.]
1. Delusion; illusion; trick. [Obs.]

         The sophisms of infidelity, and the prestiges of
         imposture.                            --Bp.
                                               Warburton.

2. Weight or influence derived from past success; expectation
   of future achievements founded on those already
   accomplished; force or charm derived from acknowledged
   character or reputation. ``The prestige of his name must
   go for something.'' --Sir G. C. Lewis.

 

 

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