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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Prize  \Prize\,  v.  t. 
  To  move  with  a  lever;  to  force  up  or  open  to  pry.  [Written 
  also  {prise}.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Prize  \Prize\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Prized};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Prizing}.]  [F.  priser,  OF  prisier,  preisier  fr  L. 
  pretiare  fr  pretium  worth,  value,  price.  See  {Price},  and 
  cf  {Praise}.]  [Formerly  written  also  {prise}.  ] 
  1.  To  set  or  estimate  the  value  of  to  appraise;  to  price;  to 
  A  goodly  price  that  I  was  prized  at  --Zech.  xi 
  I  prize  it  [life]  not  a  straw,  but  for  mine  honor. 
  2.  To  value  highly;  to  estimate  to  be  of  great  worth;  to 
  esteem.  ``[I]  do  love,  prize,  honor  you  ''  --Shak. 
  I  prized  your  person,  but  your  crown  disdain. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Prize  \Prize\,  n.  [F.  prise  a  seizing,  hold  grasp,  fr  pris,  p. 
  p.  of  prendre  to  take  L.  prendere,  prehendere  in  some 
  senses  as  2 
  (b),  either  from  or  influenced  by  F.  prix  price.  See 
  {Prison},  {Prehensile},  and  cf  {Pry},  and  also  {Price}.] 
  1.  That  which  is  taken  from  another;  something  captured;  a 
  thing  seized  by  force,  stratagem,  or  superior  power. 
  I  will  depart  my  pris,  or  may  prey,  by  deliberation. 
  His  own  prize,  Whom  formerly  he  had  in  battle  won. 
  2.  Hence  specifically; 
  a  (Law)  Anything  captured  by  a  belligerent  using  the 
  rights  of  war;  esp.,  property  captured  at  sea  in 
  virtue  of  the  rights  of  war,  as  a  vessel.  --Kent. 
  --Brande  &  C. 
  b  An  honor  or  reward  striven  for  in  a  competitive 
  contest;  anything  offered  to  be  competed  for  or  as  an 
  inducement  to  or  reward  of  effort. 
  I'll  never  wrestle  for  prize  more  --Shak. 
  I  fought  and  conquered,  yet  have  lost  the  prize. 
  c  That  which  may  be  won  by  chance,  as  in  a  lottery. 
  3.  Anything  worth  striving  for  a  valuable  possession  held  or 
  in  prospect. 
  I  press  toward  the  mark  for  the  prize  of  the  high 
  calling  of  God  in  Christ  Jesus.  --Phil.  iii. 
  4.  A  contest  for  a  reward;  competition.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  5.  A  lever;  a  pry;  also  the  hold  of  a  lever.  [Written  also 
  {Prize  court},  a  court  having  jurisdiction  of  all  captures 
  made  in  war  on  the  high  seas.  --Bouvier. 
  {Prize  fight},  an  exhibition  contest,  esp.  one  of  pugilists, 
  for  a  stake  or  wager. 
  {Prize  fighter},  one  who  fights  publicly  for  a  reward;  -- 
  applied  esp.  to  a  professional  boxer  or  pugilist.  --Pope. 
  {Prize  fighting},  fighting,  especially  boxing,  in  public  for 
  a  reward  or  wager. 
  {Prize  master},  an  officer  put  in  charge  or  command  of  a 
  captured  vessel. 
  {Prize  medal},  a  medal  given  as  a  prize. 
  {Prize  money},  a  dividend  from  the  proceeds  of  a  captured 
  vessel,  etc.,  paid  to  the  captors. 
  {Prize  ring},  the  ring  or  inclosure  for  a  prize  fight;  the 
  system  and  practice  of  prize  fighting. 
  {To  make  prize  of},  to  capture.  --Hawthorne. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Prize  \Prize\,  n.  [F.  prix  price.  See  3d  {Prize}.  ] 
  Estimation;  valuation.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  of  superior  grade;  "choice  wines";  "fine  wines"  "prime 
  beef";  "prize  carnations";  "quality  paper";  "select 
  peaches"  [syn:  {choice},  {fine},  {prime(a)},  {quality}, 
  n  1:  something  given  for  victory  or  superiority  in  a  contest  or 
  competition;  "the  prize  was  a  free  trip  to  Europe"  [syn: 
  2:  goods  or  money  obtained  illegally  [syn:  {loot},  {booty},  {pillage}, 
  {plunder},  {swag}] 
  3:  something  given  as  a  token  of  victory  [syn:  {trophy}] 
  v  1:  hold  dear;  "I  prize  these  old  phtographs"  [syn:  {value},  {treasure}, 
  2:  to  move  or  force,  esp.  in  an  effort  to  get  something  open 
  "The  burglar  jimmied  the  lock",  "Raccoons  managed  to  pry 
  the  lid  off  the  garbage  pail"  [syn:  {pry},  {prise},  {lever}, 
  3:  regard  highly;  think  much  of  [syn:  {respect},  {esteem},  {value}, 
  {prise}]  [ant:  {disrespect},  {disrespect}] 

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