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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prize /ˈpraɪz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prize n.
 1. That which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power.
    I will depart my pris, or my prey, by deliberation.   --Chaucer.
 His own prize,
 Whom formerly he had in battle won.   --Spenser.
 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.   --Dryden.
 (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. 14.
 4. A contest for a reward; competition. [Obs.]
 5. A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever. [Written also prise.]
 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)

 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)

 Prize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prized p. pr. & vb. n. Prizing.]  [Formerly written also prise. ]
 1. To set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to rate.
    A goodly price that I was prized at.   --Zech. xi. 13.
    I prize it [life] not a straw, but for mine honor.   --Shak.
 2. To value highly; to estimate to be of great worth; to esteem. “[I] do love, prize, honor you. ”
    I prized your person, but your crown disdain.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prize, n.  Estimation; valuation. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize
            carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches" [syn: choice,
             prime(a), quality, select]
      n 1: something given for victory or superiority in a contest or
           competition or for winning a lottery; "the prize was a
           free trip to Europe" [syn: award]
      2: goods or money obtained illegally [syn: loot, booty, pillage,
          plunder, swag, dirty money]
      3: something given as a token of victory [syn: trophy]
      v 1: hold dear; "I prize these old photographs" [syn: value, treasure,
      2: to move or force, especially 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; "I respect his judgement"; "We
         prize his creativity" [syn: respect, esteem, value,
         prise] [ant: disrespect, disrespect]