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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

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

Most of us fall in love with someone's persona and spend the next three to five years discovering who that person really is. If you can stay connected through that process of raw vulnerability, I think you have a shot at the prize of knowing and accepting another human being for who and what they really are after years of highs and lows.
Jennifer Aniston

I wonder what the most intelligent thing ever said was that started with the word 'dude.' 'Dude, these are isotopes.' 'Dude, we removed your kidney. You're gonna be fine.' 'Dude, I am so stoked to win this Nobel Prize. I just wanna thank Kevin, and Turtle, and all my homies.'
Demetri Martin
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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