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prize 1  (prz)
1. Something offered or won as an award for superiority or victory, as in a contest or competition.
2. Something worth striving for; a highly desirable possession.
1. Offered or given as a prize: a prize cup.
2. Given a prize, or likely to win a prize: a prize cow.
3. Worthy of a prize; first-class: our prize azaleas.
tr.v. prized, priz·ing, priz·es
1. To value highly; esteem or treasure. See Synonyms at appreciate.
2. To estimate the worth of; evaluate.

[Alteration of Middle English pris, value, price, reward; see price.]

prize 2  (prz)
1. Something seized by force or taken as booty, especially an enemy ship and its cargo captured at sea during wartime.
2. The act of seizing; capture.

[Alteration of Middle English prise, from Old French, from feminine past participle of prendre, from Latin prehendere, prndere, to seize; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.]

prize 3 also prise  (prz)
tr.v. prized also prised, priz·ing also pris·ing, priz·es also pris·es
To move or force with or as if with a lever; pry.
1. Leverage.
2. Chiefly Southern U.S. Something used as a lever or for prying.

[From Middle English prise, instrument for prying, probably from prise, the taking of something; see prize2.]

prize (praɪz)
a. a reward or honour for victory or for having won a contest, competition, etc
b. (as modifier): prize jockey; prize essay.
2. (Games, other than specified) something given to the winner of any game of chance, lottery, etc
3. something striven for
4. (Nautical Terms) any valuable property captured in time of war, esp a vessel
[C14: from Old French prise a capture, from Latin prehendere to seize; influenced also by Middle English prise reward; see price]

prize (praɪz)
1. (tr) to esteem greatly; value highly
[C15 prise, from Old French preisier to praise]

prize1 (praɪz)

1. a reward for victory or superiority, as in a contest or competition.
2. something won in a lottery or the like.
3. anything striven for, worth striving for, or much valued.
4. something seized or captured, esp. an enemy's ship and cargo captured at sea in wartime.
5. the act of taking or capturing, esp. a ship at sea.
6. Archaic. a contest or match.
7. having won a prize: a prize play.
8. worthy of a prize.
9. given or awarded as a prize.
[1250–1300; in part continuing Middle English prise something captured, a seizing < Middle French < Latin pre(hē)nsa, n. use of feminine past participle of pre(he)ndere to take]
prize2 (praɪz)

v.t. prized, priz•ing.
1. to value or esteem highly.
2. to estimate the worth or value of.
[1325–75; Middle English prisen < Middle French prisier, variant of preisier to praise]
syn: See appreciate.
prize3 or prise (praɪz)

v. prized, priz•ing,
n. v.t. n.
[1350–1400; Middle English prise < Middle French: a hold, grasp < Latin pre(hē)nsa. See prize1]

  • athlete - Derived from Greek athlon, "prize" or "contest"—which also gives us triathlon (etc.); it should be pronounced ATH-leet—with two syllables, not three.
  • cakewalk - Started out as a competitive dance whose winner got a cake as a prize.
  • premium - First meant "prize, reward."
  • taking the cake - Once meant literally winning the prize of a cake, awarded in a cakewalk.

  • priceprize
1. 'price'

The price /praɪs/ of something is the amount of money that you must pay to buy it.

The price of a cup of coffee is almost five dollars.
The price is shown on the label.

2. 'prize'

A prize /praɪz/ is something given to someone for winning a competition or game, or for doing good work.

He won a prize in a painting competition.
She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.

Past participle: prized
Gerund: prizing

I prize
you prize
he/she/it prizes
we prize
you prize
they prize
I prized
you prized
he/she/it prized
we prized
you prized
they prized
Present Continuous
I am prizing
you are prizing
he/she/it is prizing
we are prizing
you are prizing
they are prizing
Present Perfect
I have prized
you have prized
he/she/it has prized
we have prized
you have prized
they have prized
Past Continuous
I was prizing
you were prizing
he/she/it was prizing
we were prizing
you were prizing
they were prizing
Past Perfect
I had prized
you had prized
he/she/it had prized
we had prized
you had prized
they had prized
I will prize
you will prize
he/she/it will prize
we will prize
you will prize
they will prize
Future Perfect
I will have prized
you will have prized
he/she/it will have prized
we will have prized
you will have prized
they will have prized
Future Continuous
I will be prizing
you will be prizing
he/she/it will be prizing
we will be prizing
you will be prizing
they will be prizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prizing
you have been prizing
he/she/it has been prizing
we have been prizing
you have been prizing
they have been prizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prizing
you will have been prizing
he/she/it will have been prizing
we will have been prizing
you will have been prizing
they will have been prizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prizing
you had been prizing
he/she/it had been prizing
we had been prizing
you had been prizing
they had been prizing
I would prize
you would prize
he/she/it would prize
we would prize
you would prize
they would prize
Past Conditional
I would have prized
you would have prized
he/she/it would have prized
we would have prized
you would have prized
they would have prized
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.prize - something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lotteryprize - something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery; "the prize was a free trip to Europe"
gift - something acquired without compensation
scholarship - financial aid provided to a student on the basis of academic merit
fellowship - money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research
gratuity - an award (as for meritorious service) given without claim or obligation
door prize - tickets are passed out at the entrance to a dance or party or other social function and a prize is awarded to the holder of the winning ticket
jackpot - any outstanding award
prize money - any money given as a prize
premium - a prize, bonus, or award given as an inducement to purchase products, enter competitions initiated by business interests, etc.; "they encouraged customers with a premium for loyal patronage"
2.prize - goods or money obtained illegallyprize - goods or money obtained illegally    
stolen property - property that has been stolen
cut - a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"
3.prize - something given as a token of victoryprize - something given as a token of victory
apple of discord - (classical mythology) a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited); the apple had `for the fairest' written on it and Hera and Athena and Aphrodite all claimed it; when Paris (prince of Troy) awarded it to Aphrodite it began a chain of events that led to the Trojan War
booby prize - a prize given to one who finishes last in a contest
bronze medal - a trophy made of bronze (or having the appearance of bronze) that is usually awarded for winning third place in a competition
loving cup, cup - a large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition; "the school kept the cups is a special glass case"
gold medal - a trophy made of gold (or having the appearance of gold) that is usually awarded for winning first place in a competition
silver medal, silver - a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition
accolade, honor, laurels, honour, award - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
Verb1.prize - hold dearprize - hold dear; "I prize these old photographs"
do justice - show due and full appreciation; "The diners did the food and wine justice"
consider, regard, view, reckon, see - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
recognise, recognize - show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean"
2.prize - 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"
open, open up - cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
3.prize - regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
consider, regard, view, reckon, see - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
think the world of - esteem very highly; "She thinks the world of her adviser"
reverence, venerate, revere, fear - regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"
admire, look up to - feel admiration for
Adj.1.prize - of superior gradeprize - of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"

1. reward, cup, award, honour, premium, medal, trophy, accolade He won a prize in the Leeds Piano Competition.
2. winnings, haul, jackpot, stakes, purse, windfall A single winner is in line for a jackpot prize of £8 million.
3. goal, hope, gain, aim, desire, ambition, conquest, Holy Grail (informal) A settlement of the dispute would be a great prize.

verb value, appreciate, treasure, esteem, cherish, hold dear, regard highly, set store by These items are greatly prized by collectors.

prize3 prise
1. force, pull, lever He tried to prize the dog's jaws open.
2. drag, force, draw, wring, extort We had to prize the story out of him.
prize1 [praɪz]
A. N
1. (in competition, lottery) → premio m
to win a prize (in competition) → ganar un premio
she won a prize in the lotteryle tocó la lotería
he won first prize (in race, competition) → se llevó el primer premio; (in lottery) → le tocó el gordo
to carry off the prize; win the prizeganar el premio
see also booby B
see also cash C
see also consolation B
see also Nobel, star D
2. (Sport) (= trophy) → trofeo m; (= money) → premio m
3. (fig) → premio m, galardón m (frm)
4. (Naut) → presa f
1. (= outstanding) → de primera, de primera clase
a prize idiotun tonto de remate
2. (= prizewinning) [entry, rose] → galardonado, premiado (fig) → digno de premio
C. VTapreciar mucho, estimar mucho
to prize sth highlyestimar algo en mucho
a prized possessionun bien preciado
D. CPD prize court N (Naut) → tribunal m de presas marítimas
prize day N (Scol) → día m de reparto de premios
prize draw Nsorteo m con premio, tómbola f
prize fight N (Boxing) → partido m (de boxeo)profesional
prize fighter Nboxeador m profesional
prize fighting Nboxeo m profesional
prize money N (= cash) → premio m en metálico (Boxing) → bolsa f (Naut) → parte f de presa
prize ring N (Boxing) → ring m

prize [ˈpraɪz]
nprix m
to win a prize → gagner un prix
to be awarded a prize for sth → se voir décerner un prix pour qch
the Nobel Prize for ... → le prix Nobel de ...
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1985 → Il s'est vu décerner le prix Nobel de physique en 1985.
to be the winner of a prize → être le lauréat* d'un prix(la lauréate)
[example, specimen] → parfait(e) before n; [idiot] → parfait(e) before n
[bull, carnations] → primé(e)
vt (= value highly) → priser

prize day
n (Sch) (→ Tag mder) → Preisverleihung f
prize draw
nLotterie f, → Tombola f
nProfi- or Berufsboxkampf m
nProfi- or Berufsboxer(in) m(f)
nProfi- or Berufsboxkampf m
n (Sch) → Preisverleihung or -verteilung f
prize list
n (in lottery, competition) → Gewinnerliste f
prize money
(= cash prize)Geld- or Barpreis m; (Boxing) → (Sieges)prämie f; (in competition) → Gewinn m
(old Naut) → Prisengeld nt
prize ring
n (Boxing) → Ring m
n(Preis)gewinner(in) m(f)
adj entry, novelpreisgekrönt; prize ticketGewinnlos nt

Preis m; (in lottery) → Gewinn m, → Preis m; the glittering prizes of the pop worldder Flimmerglanz der Popwelt; (there are) no prizes for guessing (inf)dreimal darfst du raten
(Naut: = captured ship) → Prise f (old)
(= awarded a prize) entry, essay, sheeppreisgekrönt; prize idiot (inf)Vollidiot(in) m(f) (inf)
(= awarded as a prize) prize trophySiegestrophäe f; prize cup(Sieger)pokal m; prize medal(Sieger)medaille f
(= offering a prize) prize competitionPreisausschreiben nt
vt(hoch) schätzen; to prize something highlyetw sehr or hoch schätzen; to prize something above somethingetw über or vor etw (acc)stellen; prized possessionwertvollster Besitz, wertvollstes Stück; (of museum etc)Glanzstück nt, → Paradestück nt

prize1 [praɪz]
1. n (gen) → premio
to win first prize (in game, race, lottery) → vincere il primo premio (Scol) → ottenere il primo premio
2. adj
a. (awarded a prize) → premiato/a; (worthy of a prize) → eccellente; (example) → perfetto/a
a prize idiot (fam) → un/a cretino/a patentato/a
b. (awarded as a prize, cup, medal) → premio inv (after n)
3. vt (honesty, friendship) → stimare, valutare
he prizes his medals → è molto orgoglioso delle sue medaglie
her most prized possession → il suo avere più prezioso
a rare model, now much prized → un modello raro che oggi ha una valutazione molto alta

prize1 (praiz) noun
1. a reward for good work etc. He was awarded a lot of prizes at school.
2. something won in a competition etc. I've won first prize!; (also adjective) a prize (= having won, or worthy of, a prize) bull.
to value highly. He prized my friendship above everything else.

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Hiram Sloane told me the other day that a big envelope addressed to the Rollings Reliable Baking Powder Company of Montreal had been dropped into the post office box a month ago, and she suspicioned that somebody was trying for the prize they'd offered for the best story that introduced the name of their baking powder.
Still I will give her up if I must, for I would have the people live, not die; but you must find me a prize instead, or I alone among the Argives shall be without one.
She resolutely said, "I know not whether Jupiter will allot the prize to my son, but this I do know, that he is at least in the eyes of me his mother, the dearest, handsomest, and most beautiful of all.
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