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Definition 1: something given as a token of victory - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for prize in the sense of this definition

(prize is a kind of ...) a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

"an award for bravery"

(... is a kind of prize ) (classical mythology) a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited); the apple had `for the fairest' written on it and Hera and Athena and Aphrodite all claimed it; when Paris (prince of Troy) awarded it to Aphrodite it began a chain of events that led to the Trojan War

(... is a kind of prize ) a prize given to one who finishes last in a contest

(... is a kind of prize ) a trophy made of bronze (or having the appearance of bronze) that is usually awarded for winning third place in a competition

(... is a kind of prize ) a large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition

"the school kept the cups is a special glass case"

(... is a kind of prize ) a trophy made of gold (or having the appearance of gold) that is usually awarded for winning first place in a competition

(... is a kind of prize ) a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition

Definition 2: something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where prize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the prize was a free trip to Europe

Synonyms for prize in the sense of this definition

(prize is a kind of ...) something acquired without compensation

(... is a kind of prize ) financial aid provided to a student on the basis of academic merit

(... is a kind of prize ) money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research

(... is a kind of prize ) an award (as for meritorious service) given without claim or obligation

(... is a kind of prize ) tickets are passed out at the entrance to a dance or party or other social function and a prize is awarded to the holder of the winning ticket

(... is a kind of prize ) any outstanding award

(... is a kind of prize ) any money given as a prize

(... is a kind of prize ) a prize, bonus, or award given as an inducement to purchase products, enter competitions initiated by business interests, etc.

"they encouraged customers with a premium for loyal patronage"

Definition 3: goods or money obtained illegally - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for prize in the sense of this definition

(prize is a kind of ...) property that has been stolen

(prize is a part of ...) a share of the profits

"everyone got a cut of the earnings"

Definition 4: regard highly; think much of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where prize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I respect his judgement
  • We prize his creativity

Synonyms for prize in the sense of this definition

(prize is a kind of ...) deem to be

"She views this quite differently from me" "I consider her to be shallow" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

(... is a kind of prize ) esteem very highly

"She thinks the world of her adviser"

(... is a kind of prize ) regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of

"Fear God as your father" "We venerate genius"

(... is a kind of prize ) feel admiration for

Definition 5: to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open - [verb of contact]

Samples where prize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The burglar jimmied the lock
  • Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail

Synonyms for prize in the sense of this definition

(prize is a kind of ...) cause to open or to become open

"Mary opened the car door"

(prize implies ...) make loose or looser

"loosen the tension on a rope"

Definition 6: hold dear - [verb of possession]

Samples where prize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I prize these old photographs

Synonyms for prize in the sense of this definition

(prize is a kind of ...) deem to be

"She views this quite differently from me" "I consider her to be shallow" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

(... is a kind of prize ) show due and full appreciation

"The diners did the food and wine justice"

(... is a kind of prize ) show approval or appreciation of

"My work is not recognized by anybody!" "The best student was recognized by the Dean"

Definition 7: of superior grade - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where prize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • choice wines
  • prime beef
  • prize carnations
  • quality paper
  • select peaches

Synonyms for prize in the sense of this definition

(prize is similar to ...) of high or superior quality or performance

"superior wisdom derived from experience" "superior math students"

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