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 The 34-year-old Monfils, who was born in Paris, has won 10 ATP Tour titles and earned nearly $20 million in prize money during his career. John Sinnott, CNN, "Tennis stars Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils announce engagement," 4 Apr. 2021 In both families, the older children won dozens of belt buckles and thousands of dollars in prize money during their years in competition. Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, "'Pig Royalty,' a new reality series on Discovery+, spotlights San Antonio-area families," 31 Mar. 2021 Thunberg was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize last year and donated over $1 million in prize money from another humanitarian award to environmental groups. Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner, "University set to unveil life-size statue of climate activist Greta Thunberg," 26 Mar. 2021 The tournaments offers weekend anglers a chance to see how some of the top sticks in Alabama fish their home lakes, and the boost in prize money also attracts a few anglers from the national circuits, as well. Frank Sargeant, al, "Alabama Bass Trail 100 announces schedule for 2022," 10 Mar. 2021 Beth Fynbo took a leap of faith back in the fall and used a line of credit and some prize money to order 50,000 of her baby mats. Kavita Kumar, Star Tribune, "Why a Minnesota entrepreneur walked away from an offer on 'Shark Tank'," 8 Mar. 2021 The payment processing service Cash App agreed to provide the prize money, and Kan estimates that contestants have won more than $10,000 so far. Sam Dean, Los Angeles Times, "Why are people spending hours on Clubhouse? It’s not (usually) the money," 25 Feb. 2021 After 23 major singles titles and hundreds of millions of dollars in prize money and endorsements and motherhood, how does Williams find the motivation to keep chasing a tennis ball? New York Times, "Serena Williams Turns Back Time at Australian Open," 14 Feb. 2021 But with the Australian Open’s reputation for being among the tour’s most player-friendly events, and huge prize money at stake, most of the tennis world bought in. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Rajeev Ram has been stuck in hotel for nearly two weeks before Australian Open, but he's not complaining," 25 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of prize money

1654, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Prize money.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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