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

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The analysis did not include prize money for tournaments such as the World Cup, because those funds are determined by FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, and not U.S. Soccer., "U.S. Soccer says women’s team was paid almost $8 million more than the men from 2010-18," 29 July 2019 But even doubling the pool from $30 million to $60 million doesn’t diminish the gap with the men’s World Cup prize money, which is set at $440 million for Qatar, up from $400 million in Russia last year . ., "Golfer Matthew Wolff, 20, in three-way tie for lead at the inaugural 3M Open," 7 July 2019 This will be the largest and most competitive Women’s World Cup ever in terms of competition, prize money, marketing, sponsorships and projected attendance. Alicia Delgallo, Pro Soccer USA, "USWNT ready for title fight as FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off in France," 8 June 2019 Harding won $25,000 in prize money, designated for a charity of the winner’s choice., "Tonya Harding wins ‘Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition’: ‘This time I’ll say it was me, I did it’," 3 June 2019 In addition to prize money, the top four finishers qualified for automatic berths to the NTRA/DRF National Handicapping Championship, Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge or The Big One., "Digest (March 7): Tiwian Kendley's free throws help Morgan State upset Bethune-Cookman in MEAC men's basketball tournament," 7 Mar. 2018 For example, if all the contestants decide to announce blue as their color, on the presumption that this could guarantee a third of the prize money, the host could simply put red hats on everyone. Quanta Magazine, "Solution: A Hat Trick + 1 of Hat Puzzles," 23 Mar. 2016 Team Vietnam finished fourth overall in the tournament, netting $44,000 in prize money, after dominating some of the best players in the world from countries like Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Aron Garst, The Verge, "Illegal tournaments and rejected visas: Team Vietnam’s long road to the PUBG Nations Cup," 20 Aug. 2019 At the annual world championships, held in a different city each year, approximately 1,500 players as young as 5 years old from nearly 50 countries competed in the card- and video-game championships for a combined $500,000 in prize money., "People are still obsessed with Pokémon and this is their Super Bowl," 20 Aug. 2019

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1654, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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