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: something exceptionally desirable
: awarded or worthy of a prize
: awarded as a prize
: entered for the sake of a prize
a prize drawing
: outstanding of a kind
raised prize hogs
: something taken by force, stratagem, or threat
especially : property lawfully captured at sea in time of war
: an act of capturing or taking
especially : the wartime capture of a ship and its cargo at sea
Adjective Dad brought back his prize catch, a three-foot striped bass. I felt a prize fool for making such a stupid mistake.
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NounThe prize: a chance to come to Paris and work at Cardin. —Tina Isaac-goizé, Vogue, 6 Mar. 2023 In the process, the lead actor prize, and just about every other that followed the altercation, became an afterthought. —Los Angeles Times, 6 Mar. 2023 Since its third edition in 2005, the Little Rock Marathon has awarded those who complete the race with a distinct, intricate prize -- enormous in size while also extravagant in detail. —Mitchell Gladstone, Arkansas Online, 5 Mar. 2023 The latest prize: a gold medal for Olmais Organic oil at the World’s Best Olive Oils awards in New York. 3. —Paul Ames, CNN, 5 Mar. 2023 This year, the festival is also launching a new prize, the Goya Quick Bites Short Film Award. —Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety, 3 Mar. 2023 Everything Everywhere All at Once has scored the top prize at the Producers Guild of America Awards, a key Oscar bellwether. —Brendan Morrow, The Week, 26 Feb. 2023 The most famous of the big Mardi Gras krewes—groups like Rex and Zulu—are best known for their long bead-and-prize-throwing uptown parades featuring dozens of floats and thousands of people. —Nathaniel Adams, Chron, 19 Feb. 2023 The editing prize, often an indicator for Best Picture, went to Hacksaw Ridge, eliciting flashbacks to Trump winning Pennsylvania early on Election Night. —Seija Rankin, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Feb. 2023
VerbFor years, women there had come to prize their freedoms — working in government, journalism and other formerly male-only occupations and going to school and college. —Los Angeles Times, 26 Aug. 2022 These names are Cantonese, but other Chinese communities prize very similar, if not identical, preparations. —Tse Wei Lim, BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2022 Accordingly, designers and luxury companies such as Balenciaga that prize themselves for being on fashion’s leading edge have been making denim with baggier fits. —Marc Bain, Quartz, 9 Apr. 2021 The governorship is the perfect job for someone who wants to do things his way; outsize budgetary control allows the governor to prize deal-making and leverage over ethics and transparency. —Dan Zak, Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2021 Pediatricians and educators are constantly telling parents to prize literary skills. —Brian Platzer, The Atlantic, 23 Feb. 2021 Students continue to prize free speech rights on campus but increasingly feel those rights are being trampled upon, according to 2022 polling data from the Knight Foundation and Ipsos. —Alia Wong, USA TODAY, 15 Jan. 2023 Manchester United might have had to pay £60 million to prize Casemiro away from Real Madrid, but the five-time Champions League winner has slotted in as perfectly as any manager could wish for. —Liam Canning, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2022 But The Bear is also thrilling, funny, beautifully rendered, and sharp about how hierarchical workplaces can prize obeisance over potential and aggression over achievement. —Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 21 Dec. 2022 See More
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