|1.||[ noun ] something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery|
"the prize was a free trip to Europe"
|Related terms:||gift scholarship prize_money gratuity jackpot fellowship door_prize award|
|2.||[ noun ] goods or money obtained illegally|
|Synonyms:||loot plunder booty swag dirty_money pillage|
|Related terms:||stolen_property cut plunder loot|
|3.||[ verb ] hold dear|
|Synonyms:||appreciate treasure value|
"I prize these old photographs"
|Related terms:||see do_justice recognize treasure|
|4.||[ verb ] to move or force, esp. in an effort to get something open|
|Synonyms:||pry jimmy prise lever|
"The burglar jimmied the lock", "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
|Related terms:||open lever leverage crowbar loosen|
|5.||[ verb ] regard highly; think much of|
|Synonyms:||respect esteem value prise|
"I respect his judgement" "We prize his creativity"
|Related terms:||disrespect disrespect see admire reverence think_the_world_of esteem deference value respecter|
|6.||[ adjective ] of superior grade|
|Synonyms:||choice select prime quality fine|
"choice wines" "prime beef" "prize carnations" "quality paper" "select peaches"
|7.||[ noun ] something given as a token of victory|
|Related terms:||award whatchamacallit cup gold_medal booby_prize silver_medal bronze_medal apple_of_discord|