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Definitions of prize

  1. hold dear; " I prize these old photographs"
  2. something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition; " the prize was a free trip to Europe"
  3. goods or money obtained illegally
  4. something given as a token of victory
  5. something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery; " the prize was a free trip to Europe"
  6. regard highly; think much of; " I respect his judgement"; " We prize his creativity"
  7. 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"
  8. That which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. That which may be won by chance, as in a lottery.
  12. A contest for a reward; competition.
  13. To move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry.
  14. To set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to rate.
  15. To value highly; to estimate to be of great worth; to esteem.
  16. Estimation; valuation.
  17. That which makes, or helps to make, anything such as it is; anything belonging to a subject, or predicable of it; distinguishing property, characteristic, or attribute; peculiar power, capacity, or virtue; distinctive trait; as, the tones of a flute differ from those of a violin in quality; the great quality of a statesman.
  18. A reward offered or won in a contest; that which is taken from an enemy in war, especially a captured vessel; anything worth striving for.
  19. To value highly; to seize in war, as a vessel.
  20. That which is taken or gained by competition: anything taken from an enemy in war: a captured vessel: that which is won in a lottery: anything offered for competition: a reward.
  21. To set a price on: to value: to value highly.
  22. Anything gained in a contest; captured vessel, & c.; something won in a lottery; reward.
  23. To value.
  24. To value; esteem.
  25. Anything won or to be won in a contest; a reward.
  26. That which is taken from an enemy in war; a vessel captured; a reward; the reward gained by any performance; what is won in a lottery.
  27. To estimate the value of; to value highly; to esteem.
  28. That which is gained by, or offered for, some performance; a reward; a premium; a capture from an enemy- applied to taking a vessel at sea; the money or goods gained by a lottery- ticket.
  29. To set a price on; to value; to esteem highly.

Usage examples for prize

  1. Besides, I ought to deserve my prize better than I have yet done. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  2. All the glasses on board were brought to bear on the injured vessel, which all hands regarded as already a prize. – Within The Enemy's Lines SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  3. My prize is my own. – The Chevalier d'Auriac by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  4. Ye're dead certain to win a prize. – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  5. After all, of what worth was gold that men should prize it so, save that it was good to eat? – Smoke Bellew by Jack London
  6. " Thou art the price and the prize, sahiba! – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
  7. She was evidently a prize to the first. – The Loss of the Royal George by W.H.G. Kingston
  8. And naturally the poets to be exhibited in it will be assigned to those persons for exhibition who are known to prize them highly, rather than to those who have no special inclination towards them. – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  9. It must have been a kind of prize- fight. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  10. " The second prize of course," said the Blinded Lady, " goes to the child who wrote about the soldiers!" – Fairy Prince and Other Stories by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  11. And so we prize the Book above all others. – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  12. Aren't you going to try for the prize, then? – The Adventures of a Freshman by Jesse Lynch Williams
  13. And I'll give you a prize! – Fairy Prince and Other Stories by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  14. But, before he had finished, something alarmed him, and he fled without the prize." – Ashton-Kirk, Investigator by John T. McIntyre
  15. See here is a prize! – Robinson Crusoe In Words of One Syllable by Mary Godolphin
  16. And you needn't think I wanted that prize. – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  17. Our two prize members, fortunately for us, sat at our table. – African Camp Fires by Stewart Edward White
  18. The best things done for any are generally those for which they are at the moment least grateful; it needs the result of the service to make them able to prize it. – Home Again by George MacDonald
  19. Lucas The Grand Prize! – The Village Coquette by Riviere Dufresny
  20. I was annoyed, but I told her how much I should prize it, and promised to wear it always. – The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
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