noun something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
- the prize was a free trip to Europe
noun goods or money obtained illegally
swag; booty; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.
noun something given as a token of victory
verb hold dear
treasure; appreciate; value.
- I prize these old photographs
verb to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
lever; prise; jimmy; pry.
- The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail
verb regard highly; think much of
respect; prise; esteem; value.
- I respect his judgement
- We prize his creativity
adjective satellite of superior grade
prime; quality; select; choice.
- choice wines
- prime beef
- prize carnations
- quality paper
- select peaches
a seizing, hold, grasp, fr. pris
, p. p. of prendre
to take, L. prendere
; in some senses, as 2 (b)
, either from, or influenced by, F. prix
price. See Prison
, and cf. Pry
, and also Price
- 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.
His own prize,
Whom formerly he had in battle won.
- 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.
I fought and conquered, yet have lost the prize.
(c) That which may be won by chance, as in a lottery.
- 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.
- A contest for a reward; competition. Obs.
- A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever. Written also prise.
Prize transitive verb
- To move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry. Written also prise.
Prize transitive verb
, OF. prisier
, fr. L. pretiare
, fr. pretium
worth, value, price. See Price
, and cf. Praise
imperfect & past participle Prized ; present participle & verbal noun Prizing
- 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.
- To value highly; to estimate to be of great worth; to esteem. "[I] do love, prize, honor you. "
I prized your person, but your crown disdain.
price. See 3d Prize
- Estimation; valuation. Obs.
Sharpen your Skills with the Masters
"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."
-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.
Fear not the Adverb Hell!