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Definition of Prize

Prize

  1. That which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power.
  2. 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 honor 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.
  8. To move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry.
  9. To set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to rate.
  10. To value highly; to estimate to be of great worth; to esteem.
  11. Estimation; valuation.

Prize Quotations

The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you.
Norman Mailer

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt

No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.
Stephen Hawking

If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Richard P. Feynman

The Syrians lost out because they happened to have their revolution during an election cycle in America, France, and bizarrely, some kind of election cycle in Russia. Obama wasn't going to be seen to commit anything to Syria, that would be political suicide, but he's also got a Nobel Peace Prize sitting on his mantelpiece.
Paul Conroy
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Prize Translations

prize in Dutch is prijs, premie
prize in Finnish is palkinto
prize in German is Belohnung, Ehrenpreis, Preis
prize in Italian is sorte, costo
prize in Latin is diligo, praemium
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