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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Noun prize has 3 senses

Verb prize has 3 senses

Adjective prize has 1 sense


prizen. [F. prise a seizing, hold, grasp, fr. pris, p. p. of prendre to take, L. prendere, prehendere; in some senses, as 2 (b), either from, or influenced by, F. prix price. See Prison, Prehensile, and cf. Pry, and also Price.].
  •  That which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power.  [1913 Webster]
    "I will depart my pris, or my prey, by deliberation."  [1913 Webster]
    "His own prize,
    Whom formerly he had in battle won.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "I'll never wrestle for prize more."  [1913 Webster]
    "I fought and conquered, yet have lost the prize."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Anything worth striving for; a valuable possession held or in prospect.  [1913 Webster]
    "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A contest for a reward; competition.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever.  [1913 Webster]
Prize court, a court having jurisdiction of all captures made in war on the high seas. Bouvier. -- Prize fight, an exhibition contest, esp. one of pugilists, for a stake or wager. -- Prize fighter, one who fights publicly for a reward; -- applied esp. to a professional boxer or pugilist. Pope. -- Prize fighting, fighting, especially boxing, in public for a reward or wager. -- Prize master, an officer put in charge or command of a captured vessel. -- Prize medal, a medal given as a prize. -- Prize money, a dividend from the proceeds of a captured vessel, etc., paid to the captors. -- Prize ring, the ring or inclosure for a prize fight; the system and practice of prize fighting. -- To make prize of, to capture. Hawthorne.
prizev. t. 
     To move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry.  [1913 Webster]
prizev. t. [F. priser, OF. prisier, preisier, fr. L. pretiare, fr. pretium worth, value, price. See Price, and cf. Praise.].
  •  To set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to rate.  [1913 Webster]
    "A goodly price that I was prized at."  [1913 Webster]
    "I prize it [life] not a straw, but for mine honor."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To value highly; to estimate to be of great worth; to esteem.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "I prized your person, but your crown disdain."  [1913 Webster]
prizen. [F. prix price. See 3d Prize. ].
     Estimation; valuation.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]


prize, n. & v.
1 something that can be won in a competition or lottery etc.
2 a reward given as a symbol of victory or superiority.
3 something striven for or worth striving for (missed all the great prizes of life).
4 (attrib.) a to which a prize is awarded (a prize bull; a prize poem). b supremely excellent or outstanding of its kind.
--v.tr. value highly (a much prized possession).

prize-giving an award of prizes, esp. formally at a school etc. prize-money money offered as a prize. prize-ring
1 an enclosed area (now usu. a square) for prizefighting.
2 the practice of prizefighting.
prize, n. & v.
1 a ship or property captured in naval warfare.
2 a find or windfall.
--v.tr. make a prize of.

prize-court a department of an admiralty court concerned with prizes.
prize, var. of PRISE.



Academy Award, Nobel Prize, Oscar, accolade, accord respect to, admire, adore, aim, ambition, apotheosize, appraise, appreciate, apprize, arch, ascribe importance to, assay, assess, award, bar, barrow, beam, best, blackmail, boast, booby prize, boodle, boom, booty, boundary stone, brass, bust, cairn, calculate, calibrate, caliper, call, cant hook, carrot, catch, cenotaph, champion, check a parameter, cherish, choice, chosen, class, claw bar, column, compute, consolation prize, crank, cream, cromlech, cross, crow, crowbar, cup, cyclolith, dearest wish, dearly love, defer to, deify, desideration, desideratum, desire, dial, diamond, divide, dividend, dolmen, elect, elite, entertain respect for, esteem, estimate, evaluate, exalt, excellent, fair-trade, fat, fathom, favor, figure, find, first prize, first-rate, flower, footstone, for the best, forbidden fruit, form an estimate, fulcrumage, gain, gauge, gem, get a foothold, get leverage, give an appreciation, glimmering goal, goal, godsend, golden vision, good thing, graduate, graft, grave, gravestone, greatest, guerdon, guess, handpicked, handspike, haul, headstone, hero-worship, hoarstone, hold dear, hold in esteem, hold in reverence, honor, hope, hot goods, idolize, inscription, iron crow, jackpot, jewel, jimmy, lever, leverage, limb, lodestone, look up to, loot, love to distraction, magnet, make an estimation, make much of, mark, marker, marlinespike, matchless, mausoleum, measure, meed, megalith, memento, memorial, memorial arch, memorial column, memorial statue, memorial stone, menhir, mensurate, mete, meter, monolith, monument, mound, necrology, nonesuch, nonpareil, obelisk, obituary, optimal, optimum, outrigger, outstanding, pace, paragon, paramount, pearl, peavey, pedal, peerless, perks, perquisite, pick, picked, pickings, pillar, pinch bar, plaque, plum, plumb, plunder, pork barrel, premium, price, pride, pride and joy, prime, probe, pry, public till, public trough, purse, pyramid, quantify, quantize, queen, quintessence, quintessential, quote a price, rank, rate, rate highly, receipts, reckon, regard, reliquary, remembrance, respect, revere, reverence, reward, ribbon, ripping bar, rostral column, second prize, select, set store by, shaft, shrine, size, size up, sound, span, spar, spoil, spoils, spoils of office, squeeze, stakes, stealings, stela, step, stolen goods, stone, stupa, superior, superlative, supreme, surpassing, survey, swag, sweepstakes, tablet, take, take a reading, temptation, testimonial, the best, the best ever, the tops, the very best, think highly of, think much of, think well of, till, tomb, tombstone, top, tope, treadle, treasure, triangulate, trophy, trouvaille, unmatchable, unmatched, unparalleled, unsurpassed, valorize, valuate, value, venerate, very best, wedge, weigh, windfall, winner, winnings, wish, worship, wrecking bar




N good, benefit, advantage, improvement, greatest good, supreme good, interest, service, behoof, behalf, weal, main chance, summum bonum, common weal, consummation devoutly to be wished, gain, boot, profit, harvest, boon, good turn, blessing, world of good, piece of good luck, piece of good fortune, nuts, prize, windfall, godsend, waif, treasure-trove, good fortune, happiness, goodness, utility, remedy, pleasure giving, commendable, useful, good, beneficial, well, aright, satisfactorily, favorably, not amis, all for the best, to one's advantage, in one's favor, in one's interest, so far so good, magnum bonum.


N success, successfulness, speed, advance, trump card, hit, stroke, score, lucky hit, fortunate hit, good hit, good stroke, direct hit, bull's eye, goal, point, touchdown, home run, homer, hole-in-one, grand slam, killing, windfall bold stroke, master stroke, ten strike, coup de maitre, checkmate, half the battle, prize, profit, continued success, good fortune, time well spent, advantage over, upper hand, whip hand, ascendancy, mastery, expugnation, conquest, victory, subdual, subjugation, triumph, proficiency, conqueror, victor, winner, master of the situation, master of the position, top of the heap, king of the hill, achiever, success, success story, succeeding, successful, prosperous, triumphant, flushed with success, crowned with success, victorious, on top, set up, in the ascendant, unbeaten (beat), well-spent, felicitous, effective, in full swing, successfully, well flying colors, in triumph, swimmingly, a merveille, beyond all hope, to some purpose, to good purpose, to one's heart's content, veni vidi vici, the day being one's own, one's star in the ascendant, omne tulit punctum, bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria, cede repugnanti cedendo victor abibis, chacun est l'artisan de sa fortune, dies faustus, l'art de vaincre est celui de mepriser la mort, omnia vincit amor, love conquers all, peace hath her victories no less renowned than war, the race by vigor not by vaunts is won, vincit qui patitur, vincit qui se vincit, The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.


N trophy, medal, prize, palm, award, laurel, laurels, bays, crown, chaplet, wreath, civic crown, insignia, feather in one's cap, decoration, garland, triumphal arch, Victoria Cross, Iron Cross, triumph, flying colors, monumentum aere perennius, for valor.


N acquisition, gaining, obtainment, procuration, procurement, purchase, descent, inheritance, gift, recovery, retrieval, revendication, replevin, restitution, redemption, salvage, trover, find, trouvaille, foundling, gain, thrift, money-making, money grubbing, lucre, filthy lucre, pelf, loaves and fishes, the main chance, emolument, profit, earnings, winnings, innings, pickings, net profit, avails, income, proceeds, produce, product, outcome, output, return, fruit, crop, harvest, second crop, aftermath, benefit, sweepstakes, trick, prize, pool, pot, wealth, subreption, obreption, stealing, acquiring, acquired, profitable, advantageous, gainful, remunerative, paying, lucrative, lucri causa.


N booty, spoil, plunder, prize, loot, swag, pickings, spolia opima, prey, blackmail, stolen goods, manubial.


VB love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with, affection, be in love with, have a love, for, entertain a love, for, harbor cherish a love, for, regard, revere, take to, bear love to, be wedded to, set one's affections on, make much of, feast one's eyes on, hold dear, prize, hug, cling to, cherish, pet, burn, adore, idolize, love to distraction, aimer eperdument, dote on, dote upon, take a fancy to, look sweet upon, become enamored, fall in love with, lose one's heart, desire, excite love, win the heart, gain the heart, win the affections, gain the affections, secure the love, engage the affections, take the fancy of have a place in the heart, wind round the heart, attract, attach, endear, charm, fascinate, captivate, bewitch, seduce, enamor, enrapture, turn the head, get into favor, ingratiate oneself, insinuate oneself, worm oneself, propitiate, curry favor with, pay one's court to, faire l'aimable, set one's cap at, flirt.


VB approve, approbate, think good, think much of, think well of, think highly of, esteem, value, prize, set great store by, set great store on, do justice to, appreciate, honor, hold in esteem, look up to, admire, like, be in favor of, wish Godspeed, hail, hail with satisfaction, stand up for, stick up for, uphold, hold up, countenance, sanction, clap on the back, pat on the back, keep in countenance, indorse, give credit, recommend, mark with a white mark, mark with a stone, commend, belaud, praise, laud, compliment, pay a tribute, bepraise, clap the hands, applaud, cheer, acclamate, encore, panegyrize, eulogize, cry up, proner, puff, extol, extol to the skies, magnify, glorify, exalt, swell, make much of, flatter, bless, give a blessing to, have a good word for, say a good word for, speak well of, speak highly of, speak in high terms of, sing the praises of, sound the praises of, chaunt the praises of, resound the praises of, sing praises to, cheer to the echo, applaud to the echo, applaud to the very echo, cheer to the very echo, redound to the honor, redound to the praise, redound to the credit of, do credit to, deserve praise, recommend itself, pass muster, be praised, receive honorable mention, be in favor with, be in high favor with, ring with the praises of, win golden opinions, gain credit, find favor with, stand well in the opinion of, laudari a laudato viro.

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