prize money

noun

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 For non-World Cup tournaments, the CBAs ensure that players on both teams will earn an equal amount of the total prize money paid when both teams participate in the same competition. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 18 May 2022 Total prize money when Woods turned pro in the summer of 1996 was $65.95 million. oregonlive, 19 Apr. 2022 Total prize money on the PGA Tour jumped to $427 million in 2022 from $367 million, a figure nearly five times that of the L.P.G.A. Tour. New York Times, 31 Mar. 2022 With his 33rd win and total prize money of $1,267,801, Amodio surpassed James Holzhauer in win count; Holzhauer notched 32 games during his remarkable run in 2019. Devon Ivie, Vulture, 1 Oct. 2021 The answer was a minor league tournament in Pune, India where the total prize money was $25,000. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2021 The total prize money jumped from $700,000 to $4 million in this 14-year stretch. Mike Mavredakis, courant.com, 19 June 2021 The total prize money for the tournament this year will be $49.4m (a little over £35m), with the men's and women's singles champions each receiving $2.38m (£1.7m). Sana Noor Haq, CNN, 17 June 2021 Apart from prize money being awarded to the winner of the knockout tournament, the team that wins the U.S. Open Cup will earn an automatic berth to the 2023 Concacaf Champions League. Mike Gramajo, Orlando Sentinel, 20 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of prize money

1654, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of prize money was in 1654

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22 May 2022

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“Prize money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prize%20money. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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