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Definition of "prize" [prize]

  • Something offered or won as an award for superiority or victory, as in a contest or competition. (noun)
  • Something worth striving for; a highly desirable possession. (noun)
  • Offered or given as a prize: a prize cup. (adjective)
  • Given a prize, or likely to win a prize: a prize cow. (adjective)
  • Worthy of a prize; first-class: our prize azaleas. (adjective)
  • A reward or honour for victory or for having won a contest, competition, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Something given to the winner of any game of chance, lottery, etc (noun)
  • Something striven for (noun)
  • Any valuable property captured in time of war, esp a vessel (noun)

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Use "prize" in a sentence
  • "I. v.5 (314,4) prize their hours] In the first edition it is, _prize their_ hours."
  • "The main prize is personal, hand written greeting, in French, from Monsieur K, plus a slightly used book from my personal library and congratulatory note .."
  • "In their own special way, each candidate holds claim to the title prize of change-maker, but the truth is their declarations are ultimately false."