prize

Definitions:

  • To move or force with a lever; pry.
  • Something used as a lever or for prying.
  • Something offered or won as an award for superiority or victory, as in a contest or competition.
  • Something worth striving for; a highly desirable possession.
  • Offered or given as a prize.
  • Given a prize, or likely to win a prize.
  • Worthy of a prize; first-class.
  • To value highly; esteem or treasure. <i>synonym</i>: <strong> appreciate</strong>.
  • To estimate the worth of; evaluate.
  • Something seized by force or taken as booty, especially an enemy ship and its cargo captured at sea during wartime.
  • To risk or venture.
  • To make a prize of; capture; seize.
  • To set or estimate the value of; rate.
  • To value highly; regard as of great worth; esteem.
  • To favor or ease (an affected limb), as a horse.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> To appraise.
  • <em>Value, Esteem</em>, etc. See <internalXref urlencoded="appreciate">appreciate</internalXref>.
  • The hold of a lever; purchase.
  • A lever.
  • To force or press, especially force open by means of a lever, as a door, etc.
  • In <em>tobacco manufacturing</em>: A press operated by a lever. Compare <internalXref urlencoded="prize-beam">prize-beam</internalXref>.
  • The pressure exerted by a lever or press.
  • A taking or capture, as of the property of an enemy in war.
  • In <em>hunting</em>, the note of the horn blown at the capture or death of the game.
  • That which is taken from an enemy in war; any species of goods or property seized by force as spoil or plunder; that which is taken in combat, particularly a ship with the property taken in it.
  • In <em>early English law</em>, a seizure or the asserted right of seizure of money or chattels by way of exaction or requisition for t he use of the crown; more specifically, a toll of that nature exacted on merchandise in a commercial town.
  • That which is obtained or offered as the reward of exertion or contest: as, a <em>prize</em> for Latin verses.
  • That which is won in a lottery, or in any similar way.
  • A possession or acquisition which is prized; any gain or advantage; privilege.
  • A contest for a reward; a competition.
  • Worthy of a prize; that has gained a prize.
  • Given or awarded as a prize: as, a <em>prize</em> cup.
  • Estimation; valuation; appraisement.
  • To move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry.
  • That which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • That which may be won by chance, as in a lottery.
  • Anything worth striving for; a valuable possession held or in prospect.
  • A contest for a reward; competition.
  • A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever.
  • a court having jurisdiction of all captures made in war on the high seas.
  • an exhibition contest, esp. one of pugilists, for a stake or wager.
  • one who fights publicly for a reward; -- applied esp. to a professional boxer or pugilist.
  • fighting, especially boxing, in public for a reward or wager.
  • an officer put in charge or command of a captured vessel.
  • a medal given as a prize.
  • a dividend from the proceeds of a captured vessel, etc., paid to the captors.
  • the ring or inclosure for a prize fight; the system and practice of prize fighting.
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