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Definition of "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)

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 "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."