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
It’s also visually beautiful, and boldly confident in its rejection of prestige-drama pacing and style.
The historical posture of prestige is cab-rearward, with the greenhouse swept back as if by the force of nature, driven by the rear wheels.
Among his properties, only his Turnberry golf resort in Scotland ranks with Doral in terms of prestige.
For Mr. Dylan, another motivation for the deal might be the prestige of an afterlife beside Guthrie, or a center devoted to serious study of his work.
But these days, the meet can be as much about traditional prestige as about modern indignities.
Some residents, like Mr. Titov, groused that the wealth was being wasted on prestige projects rather than helping ordinary people.
The form rose to primacy across the 19th century, achieved a zenith of prestige in modernism, then yielded pride of place to the new visual media.
There is no greater amount of prestige, honor, money, notoriety, or fame that a man could ever strive for; therefore, these MEN achieved all a man could ever want.
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Origin and Etymology of prestige
French, from Middle French, conjuror's trick, illusion, from Latin praestigiae, plural, conjuror's tricks, from praestringere to graze, blunt, constrict, from prae- + stringere to bind tight — more at strain
First Known Use: 1829
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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