Definition of prestige
1 : standing or estimation in the eyes of people : weight or credit in general opinion
2 : commanding position in people's minds
prestigefulplay \-fəl\ adjective
Examples of prestige in a Sentence
Her career as a diplomat has brought her enormous prestige.
The job has low pay and low prestige.
The family has wealth and social prestige.
Recent Examples of prestige from the Web
Having a property added to the National Register of Historic Places or designated a national landmark may offer prestige but no protection from future development, Frank said.
Netflix spared no expense on the prestige production, with seasons one and two costing a combined — and unprecedented — $100 million.
Somewhat surprisingly, after this near-death experience, the regime enjoyed a resurgence of domestic prestige and the economy boomed.
That speech—really a dialogue with Brockhart in the presence of the rest of the dudes—was as clunky as faux-prestige-TV writing gets.
That has been a cause of no little sorrow to fans who remember the years — before the mid-1990s — when winning this competition conferred as much prestige as winning the league, if not more.
Beyond the prestige, the city expects to benefit tangibly from a traveling demographic with significant disposable income.
If La Scala offers the city international prestige, La Verdi serves a more social purpose, and has always held education as a core value.
In some cases, the complainants are talking about prestige films that didn’t do a lot at the box office.
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Synonym Discussion of prestige
PRESTIGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prestige for English Language Learners
: the respect and admiration that someone or something gets for being successful or important
PRESTIGE Defined for Kids
Definition of prestige for Students
: importance or respect gained through success or excellence
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