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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

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

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

It is my express wish that in awarding the prizes no consideration be given to the nationality of the candidates, but that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be Scandinavian or not.
Alfred Nobel

Collaboration is just, really, a group of people getting in a room with their eye on a very similar prize and wanting to come out with the same show. The director, ultimately, is the guy in front of whom the buck stops. So, he has to have the courage to prevail. But, he has got to have a huge amount of respect for his collaborators.
Harold Prince

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
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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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