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Meaning of PRIZE

Pronunciation:  prIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  something given as a token of victory
  2. [n]  goods or money obtained illegally
  3. [n]  something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition; "the prize was a free trip to Europe"
  4. [adj]  of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
  5. [v]  regard highly; think much of
  6. [v]  to move or force, esp. in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock", "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
  7. [v]  hold dear; "I prize these old photographs"
 

PRIZE is a 5 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: appreciate, award, booty, choice, esteem, jimmy, lever, loot, pillage, plunder, prime(a), prise, prise, pry, quality, respect, select, superior, swag, treasure, trophy, value, value
 
 Antonyms: disesteem, disrespect
 
 See Also: admire, apple of discord, booby prize, bronze medal, consider, consider, cup, cut, do justice, fear, fellowship, gift, gold medal, gratuity, jackpot, look up to, loose, loosen, loving cup, open, open up, prize money, reckon, reckon, recognise, recognize, regard, regard, revere, reverence, scholarship, see, see, silver medal, stolen property, stuff, sundries, sundry, think the world of, venerate, view, view, whatchamacallit, whatsis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Prize\, 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}.]
    
    1. That which is taken from another; something captured; a
       thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power.
    
             I will depart my pris, or may prey, by deliberation.
                                                   --Chaucer.
    
             His own prize, Whom formerly he had in battle won.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
    2. Hence, specifically;
       (a) (Law) 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. --Kent.
           --Brande & C.
       (b) 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.
    
                 I'll never wrestle for prize more. --Shak.
    
                 I fought and conquered, yet have lost the prize.
                                                   --Dryden.
       (c) That which may be won by chance, as in a lottery.
    
    3. Anything worth striving for; a valuable possession held or
       in prospect.
    
             I press toward the mark for the prize of the high
             calling of God in Christ Jesus.       --Phil. iii.
                                                   14.
    
    4. A contest for a reward; competition. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    5. A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever. [Written also
       {prise}.]
    
    {Prize court}, a court having jurisdiction of all captures
       made in war on the high seas. --Bouvier.
    
    {Prize fight}, an exhibition contest, esp. one of pugilists,
       for a stake or wager.
    
    {Prize fighter}, one who fights publicly for a reward; --
       applied esp. to a professional boxer or pugilist. --Pope.
    
    {Prize fighting}, fighting, especially boxing, in public for
       a reward or wager.
    
    {Prize master}, an officer put in charge or command of a
       captured vessel.
    
    {Prize medal}, a medal given as a prize.
    
    {Prize money}, a dividend from the proceeds of a captured
       vessel, etc., paid to the captors.
    
    {Prize ring}, the ring or inclosure for a prize fight; the
       system and practice of prize fighting.
    
    {To make prize of}, to capture. --Hawthorne.
    
    
  2. \Prize\, v. t.
    To move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry. [Written
    also {prise}.]
    
    
  3. \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}. ]
    1. To set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to
       rate.
    
             A goodly price that I was prized at.  --Zech. xi.
                                                   13.
    
             I prize it [life] not a straw, but for mine honor.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    2. To value highly; to estimate to be of great worth; to
       esteem. ``[I] do love, prize, honor you. '' --Shak.
    
             I prized your person, but your crown disdain.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    
  4. \Prize\, n. [F. prix price. See 3d {Prize}. ]
    Estimation; valuation. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you receive a prize indicates that you have achieved some outstanding accomplishment or had made significant progress in personal endeavors. You feel pleased and proud of yourself.
 

 

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