Adjective "prize" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/prʌɪz/

Definitions and examples

noun

A thing given as a reward to the winner of a competition or in recognition of an outstanding achievement.
  1. 'As regional winner, the firm scooped a selection of prizes worth £6,000.'
  2. 'He was also good at extra-curricular activities and had won prizes at various competitions.'
  3. 'An awards ceremony closed the event, where several trophies and prizes were presented to outstanding individual and team winners.'
  4. 'I won 1st prize in a poetry contest with New York City as its theme.'
  5. 'Previous winners of the prestigious prize include Scots writers Christopher Brookmyre, Ian Rankin and Denise Mina.'
  6. 'The arts are well catered for also with an art department that has won many national prizes in art competitions.'
  7. 'A Redhill schoolboy won a national prize for an outstanding performance in his Spanish GCSE this year.'
  8. 'They award a valuable cash prize to a prominent female scientist.'
  9. 'I see from the cover of the book that it was shortlisted for this year's Orange prize for fiction.'
  10. 'Students from all over the State can participate in the annual competitions and win prizes and shields.'
  11. 'the star prize in the charity raffle'
  12. 'The Crossmaglen girl scooped the prize of a large amount of money last week when the political party held their draw in Newry Sports centre.'
  13. 'The first four draws include a 1st prize of a Nissan Micro car and valuable cash prizes.'
  14. 'Full of prizes, games, exhibits, refreshments, and activities for children, the open house event was catered to every age.'
  15. 'A great night is guaranteed with party games and spot prizes.'
  16. 'All those who register will go into a prize draw and BT has donated an X-box games console as a prize.'
  17. 'Those selecting the winning moment will be entered in a random drawing for a grand prize of $1,000.'
  18. 'Thanks are due to Ambiance Hotel and BBB for the trophies, prize money and main raffle prizes.'
  19. 'This particular game of chance had a first-to-third prize for three players.'
  20. 'As usual the ladies committee served a beautiful tea and the lucky winners of raffle prizes were well rewarded for their investments.'
  21. 'The grand first prize is a vacation package for a couple in Malaysia sponsored by the country's national carrier.'
  22. 'the prize will be victory in the general election'
  23. 'But Inchon also had some features that convinced MacArthur that the prize was worth the risk.'
  24. 'We may strive for something for many years and yet find that the prize is not worth the having.'
  25. 'If he can help John take the throne, his prize will be the Chancellorship.'
  26. 'Both parties wanted the ultimate prize of freedom, peace and prosperity.'
  27. 'It was a protective measure, to keep his face hidden, for if the enemy knew what he looked like, then he would be a sure target, a prize to be captured for a good price.'
  28. 'Since oil accounts for half the Venezuelan government's revenue, it's the prize in a protracted struggle for power.'
An enemy ship captured during the course of naval warfare.
  1. 'The doctrine which exempts coast fishermen, with their vessels and cargoes, from capture as prize of war, has been familiar to the United States from the time of the War of Independence.'
  2. 'The Admiralty bought what it could, used war prizes and added war-damaged ships, anything that would float long enough to be towed into position.'

adjective

Having been or likely to be awarded a prize in a competition.
  1. 'A more sophisticated photographer might put the prize bull, the man leading it and the little girl holding her doll who sits on its back into a more imaginative conjunction.'
  2. 'The prize stallion is missing, believed to be somewhere in Europe.'
  3. 'His single shot dropped the prize bull in its tracks.'
  4. 'People spent days grooming and bathing prize cows and bulls to show at the fair.'
  5. 'It's not unlike a 4-H competition of prize heifers, except the women weigh less and get to go to fancy resorts.'
  6. 'Eating good food with family and friends is one of the joys of Christmas and if you want to make sure your tastebuds are given a treat over the festive period then why not enter our competition for a prize pudding?'
  7. 'As a teenager, he took his father's prize animals to the fair.'
  8. 'a prize crossword'
  9. 'About 600 guests flocked to the Knavesmire Stand at York Racecourse for the glittering event with live bands, discos, food, casinos and prize competitions.'
  10. 'The next outing is at Killorglin on Saturday May 29th and it is the captain's prize competition.'
  11. 'Last year the winner completed the prize crossword in just six minutes.'
  12. 'Austrian legislation prohibited publishers from including such prize competitions in their papers.'
  13. 'The questionnaires will be entered into a prize draw at the end of August.'
  14. 'Photographers are being challenged to link past and present in a prize competition organised by Cumbria County Council.'
  15. 'The Evening Press teamed up with Turnbulls Mazda, of Layerthorpe, York for what was one of our biggest prize competitions.'
  16. 'The game will commence at 8.30 pm and will include an excellent prize raffle.'
  17. 'A D & G Jackalin Crystal Watch and two Hot Diamonds Tiffany box sets are up for grabs in our free prize draw competition.'
  18. 'With these publications will come some great prize competitions and reader offers.'
  19. 'Archibald's prize asset might have completed his hat-trick moments later but for an uncharacteristic lapse in control.'
  20. 'As a prize example of creating new species by natural selection, these finches leave very much to be desired.'
  21. 'Sunday's appearance was a vital first step towards full match fitness for the Bulls' prize off-season signing Logan Swann.'
  22. 'Pierre thinks he's found a prize idiot in Pignon.'

verb

Value extremely highly.
  1. 'the bicycle was her most prized possession'
  2. 'The silver fox ranges from strong silver to nearly black and is the most prized by furriers.'
  3. 'Memories are to be prized but not relied upon for they are always undermined by the imagination.'
  4. 'Check the copyright page and make sure the book is a first edition, which is more prized.'
  5. 'Look, in the Army, nothing is prized more than the ability to hold ground once you take it.'
  6. 'At the time when tulips were rare prized possessions, they were often shown off in the knot garden.'
  7. 'Emu eggs have long been prized for carving and decorating because of their large size and tough green shell.'
  8. 'Asparagus is native to the northern Mediterranean and was as prized by the Greeks and Romans as it is by food lovers today.'
  9. 'The French are famous for scorning ersatzness while prizing the organic, the natural, the authentic.'
  10. 'Citizenship should be prized and celebrated, with the proviso that it is not always as desirable as it sounds.'
  11. 'Innocence is a prized and overtly moral concept in North American society.'

verb

    Definitions

    1. a reward for victory or superiority, as in a contest or competition.

    2. something that is won in a lottery or the like.

    3. anything striven for, worth striving for, or much valued.

    4. something seized or captured, especially an enemy's ship and cargo captured at sea in wartime.

    5. the act of taking or capturing, especially a ship at sea.

    6. Archaic. a contest or match. adjective

    7. having won a prize: a prize bull; a prize play.

    8. worthy of a prize. 9. given or awarded a

    More examples(as adjective)

    "moneys can be prize."

    "winners can be prize."

    "draws can be prize."

    "assets can be prize."

    "funds can be prize."

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    Origin

    (prize)Middle English: the noun, a variant of price; the verb (originally in the sense ‘estimate the value of’) from Old French pris-, stem of preisier ‘to praise, appraise’ (see praise).

    Phrase

    (there are) no prizes for guessing