1. [ noun ] something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
Synonyms: award

"the prize was a free trip to Europe"

Related terms: gift scholarship prize_money gratuity jackpot fellowship door_prize award
2. [ noun ] goods or money obtained illegally
Synonyms: loot plunder booty swag dirty_money pillage
Related terms: stolen_property cut plunder loot
3. [ verb ] hold dear
Synonyms: appreciate treasure value

"I prize these old photographs"

Related terms: see do_justice recognize treasure
4. [ verb ] to move or force, esp. in an effort to get something open
Synonyms: pry jimmy prise lever

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

Related terms: open lever leverage crowbar loosen
5. [ verb ] regard highly; think much of
Synonyms: respect esteem value prise

"I respect his judgement" "We prize his creativity"

Related terms: disrespect disrespect see admire reverence think_the_world_of esteem deference value respecter
6. [ adjective ] of superior grade
Synonyms: choice select prime quality fine

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

Related terms: superior
7. [ noun ] something given as a token of victory
Synonyms: trophy
Related terms: award whatchamacallit cup gold_medal booby_prize silver_medal bronze_medal apple_of_discord
Similar spelling:   praise