prize money


Definition of prize money

1 : a part of the proceeds of a captured ship formerly divided among the officers and men making the capture
2 : money offered in prizes

Examples of prize money in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the past few years, the cycling community has worked toward equality by fighting for equal prize money and launching women’s-only gatherings like Roam Fest, which brings together 300 female-identifying mountain bikers to North Carolina each year. Krista Langlois, Outside Online, "The Push to Get More Girls on Bikes," 12 Mar. 2020 First, remember that prize money has increased substantially in recent years, so someone who won 10 tournaments in 1975 might not have made as much as someone who won two or three in 2010. Pete Robbins, Field & Stream, "Meet the 10 Highest-Earners in Professional Bass Fishing," 6 Mar. 2020 The prize money beyond first place was $100, $150 and $200. cleveland, "Westlake High School students take top honors for home design at Home and Garden Show," 3 Feb. 2020 The prize money means Underwood, a sophomore at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, won’t have to balance school and a full-time job anymore. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "After his $100,000 payday, dazed Anchorage student deluged by calls and texts," 9 Dec. 2019 The prize money for the Europa League is much less rewarding., "Man Utd Shareholders Blame Transfer Failings for Club's Falling Stock Prices," 2 Nov. 2019 Will the prize money provide a nice nest egg for their growing family? Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "‘Ninja Warrior’ champ isn’t satisfied: ‘I want to win two times, back to back’," 16 Sep. 2019 The $5,000 prize money went toward buying a houseboat to transport the bunnies to the island (and provide an indoor bathroom for visitors). Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, "Island hopping: Bloomington teen makes biz out of taking bunnies to Mississippi islands," 30 Aug. 2019 The prize money is no longer equal to the concurrent stage of the men’s event. Kathryn Bertine, Outside Online, "It's Time for Pro Cycling to Treat Women Equally," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of prize money

1654, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Apr 2020

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“Prize money.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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