NounPrize (plural Prizes)
- That which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power.
- (military, nautical) 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.
- An honour or reward striven for in a competitive contest; anything offered to be competed for, or as an inducement to, or reward of, effort.
- That which may be won by chance, as in a lottery.
- Anything worth striving for; a valuable possession held or in prospect.
- A contest for a reward; competition.
- A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever.
Do not confuse with price.
- To consider something highly valuable.
- To move with a lever; to force up or open; to prise or pry.
- (obsolete) To compete in a prizefight.
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< Middle English prise < Old French prise (“a taking, capture, a seizure, a thing seized, a prize, booty, also hold, purchase”) < French prise < pris, past participle of prendre (“to take, to capture”) < Latin prendere (“to take, seize”); see prehend. Compare prison, apprise, comprise, enterprise, purprise, reprisal, suprise, etc.
- Rhymes: -aɪz
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