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prize         

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      n  
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a    a reward or honour for victory or for having won a contest, competition, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
prize jockey, prize essay     
2    something given to the winner of any game of chance, lottery, etc.  
3    something striven for  
4    any valuable property captured in time of war, esp. a vessel  
     (C14: from Old French prise a capture, from Latin prehendere to seize; influenced also by Middle English prise reward; see price)  
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prize          [2]  
      vb   tr   to esteem greatly; value highly  
     (C15 prise, from Old French preisier to praise)  

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prize          [3]  
      vb  
      n      a variant spelling of       prise  

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prise   , prize         
      vb   tr  
1    to force open by levering  
2    to extract or obtain with difficulty  
they had to prise the news out of him     
      n  
3    Rare or dialect   a tool involving leverage in its use or the leverage so employed,   (U.S. and Canadian equivalent)    pry  
     (C17: from Old French prise a taking, from prendre to take, from Latin prehendere; see prize1)  


Archibald prize  
      n     (Austral)   an annual prize awarded by the Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales since 1921, for outstanding contributions to art, letters, science, and politics  
     (named after Jules François Archibald (1856--1919), Australian journalist)  
booby prize  
      n   a mock prize given to the person having the lowest score or giving the worst performance in a competition  
Booker Prize  
      n   an annual prize for a work of British, Commonwealth, or Irish fiction of £20,000, awarded since 1969 by the Booker McConnell engineering company  
consolation prize  
      n   a prize given to console a loser of a game  
Nobel prize  
      n   a prize for outstanding contributions to chemistry, physics, physiology or medicine, literature, economics, and peace that may be awarded annually. It was established in 1901; the prize for economics being added in 1969. The recipients are chosen by an international committee centred in Sweden, except for the peace prize which is awarded in Oslo by a committee of the Norwegian parliament  
prize          [1]  
      n  
1   
a    a reward or honour for victory or for having won a contest, competition, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
prize jockey, prize essay     
2    something given to the winner of any game of chance, lottery, etc.  
3    something striven for  
4    any valuable property captured in time of war, esp. a vessel  
     (C14: from Old French prise a capture, from Latin prehendere to seize; influenced also by Middle English prise reward; see price)  
prize          [2]  
      vb   tr   to esteem greatly; value highly  
     (C15 prise, from Old French preisier to praise)  
prize          [3]  
      vb  
      n      a variant spelling of       prise  
prize court  
      n     (Law)   a court having jurisdiction to determine how property captured at sea in wartime is to be distributed  
prize money  
      n  
1    any money offered, paid, or received as a prize  
2    (formerly) a part of the money realized from the sale of a captured vessel  
prize ring  
      n  
1    the enclosed area or ring used by prizefighters  
2    the prize ring   the sport of prizefighting  
Pulitzer prize  
      n   one of a group of prizes established by Joseph Pulitzer and awarded yearly since 1917 for excellence in American journalism, literature, and music  

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prize         

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      n  
1    accolade, award, honour, premium, reward, trophy  
2    haul, jackpot, purse, stakes, windfall, winnings  
3    aim, ambition, conquest, desire, gain, goal, Holy Grail     (informal)   hope  
4    booty, capture, loot, pickings, pillage, plunder, spoil(s), trophy  
      adj  
5    award-winning, best, champion, first-rate, outstanding, top, top-notch     (informal)   winning  

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prize          [2]  
      vb   appreciate, cherish, esteem, hold dear, regard highly, set store by, treasure, value  

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