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definition of the word prize

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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, pp. of prendre (to take, to capture) < Latin prendere (to take, seize); see prehend. Cf. prison, apprise, comprise, enterprise, purprise, reprisal, suprise, etc.

Singular
prize

Plural
prizes

prize (plural prizes)

  1. That which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power.
  2. (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.
  3. 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.
  4. That which may be won by chance, as in a lottery.
  5. Anything worth striving for; a valuable possession held or in prospect.
  6. A contest for a reward; competition.
  7. A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever.

Do not confuse with price.


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