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Meaning & Definition of Prize in English

English

Prize

/praɪz/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • prize
  • ,
  • award

2. Goods or money obtained illegally

    synonym:
  • loot
  • ,
  • booty
  • ,
  • pillage
  • ,
  • plunder
  • ,
  • prize
  • ,
  • swag
  • ,
  • dirty money

3. Something given as a token of victory

    synonym:
  • trophy
  • ,
  • prize

verb

1. Hold dear

  • "I prize these old photographs"
    synonym:
  • prize
  • ,
  • value
  • ,
  • treasure
  • ,
  • appreciate

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • pry
  • ,
  • prise
  • ,
  • prize
  • ,
  • lever
  • ,
  • jimmy

3. Regard highly

  • Think much of
  • "I respect his judgement"
  • "We prize his creativity"
    synonym:
  • respect
  • ,
  • esteem
  • ,
  • value
  • ,
  • prize
  • ,
  • prise

adjective

1. Of superior grade

  • "Choice wines"
  • "Prime beef"
  • "Prize carnations"
  • "Quality paper"
  • "Select peaches"
    synonym:
  • choice
  • ,
  • prime(a)
  • ,
  • prize
  • ,
  • quality
  • ,
  • select

Examples of using

I won a prize in the spelling competition.
I won first prize.
The two of them fought for the prize.