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Definition of "prestige" []

  • The level of respect at which one is regarded by others; standing. (noun)
  • A person's high standing among others; honor or esteem. (noun)
  • Widely recognized prominence, distinction, or importance: a position of prestige in diplomatic circles. (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.

Use "prestige" in a sentence
  • "This prestige is ours, too, to use for the good of mankind."
  • "They also gain prestige and a longer life on bookstore and library shelves."
  • "But with this group of nominees, the winner is more likely to bask in prestige than bigger royalties, says John Allen, vice president at Use Somebody publisher Bug Music."