From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprizeprize1 /praɪz/ ●●●S2W2 noun [countable]1WINsomething that is given to someone who is successful in a competition, race, game of chance etcIn this month’s competition you could win a prize worth £3,000.The first prize has gone to Dr John Gentle.prize forThe prize for best photography has been won by a young Dutch photographer.Scientists from Oxford shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1945.The prizes are awarded (=given) every year to students who have shown original thinking in their work.The total prize money was £30,000. 2VALUEsomething that is very valuable to you or that it is very important to haveFame was the prize.3 →no prizes for guessing somethingCOLLOCATIONSverbswin a prize (also take a prize)She won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1938.Ms Brolls also took the prize for best individual speaker.get a prize (also receive a prize formal)The winner gets a prize.If your letter is published, you will receive a £5 prize.share a prizeThey will share the first prize of £500.give (somebody) a prize (also award (somebody) a prize formal)A prize will be given for the best-decorated egg.Four years later he was awarded the Erasmus Prize.a prize goes to somebody (=they get it)The fiction prize goes to Carol Shields.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + prizefirst/second etc prizeShe won first prize in a poetry competition.the top prizeThe film won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival.a consolation prize (=one given to someone who has not won)The runner-up will get a consolation prize of a camera.the booby prize (=one given as a joke to the person who comes last)The cake I made for the competition was so bad I got the booby prize.a cash prizeThere's a $5,000 cash prize for the winner.prize + NOUNa prize winnerCongratulations to all the prize winners!prize moneyThe players are demanding an increase in prize money.a prize draw British English (=a competition in which people whose names or tickets are chosen by chance win prizes)He won the car in a prize draw.
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prize• She's going to marry Simon, but I don't think he's much of a prize.• In fact, there's a prize for the person who can find a Colin Chapman in the most Lotus-like position.• She won the Booker Prize for her novel 'The BlindAssassin'.• All this, special guests and fabulousprizes, too.• First prize is a trip to Orlando.• New York State, with 33 votes in the electoralcollege, is seen as a majorprize.• There are no prizes for guessing why this should be.• A list of prizewinners will appear in net week's issue.• Second prize is a book token.• It was as if the merepresence of the prize made each man doubt his own wisdom.• The prize for the year's best book other than fiction goes to Gwyn Thomas and Margaret Jones for their thirdcollaboration.• The prize is a 3-week holiday in the Bahamas.• Their prize was a new Championbassboat and Evinrude engine.prizes ... awarded• Can prizes be awarded without compromising the very foundation on which NationalCertificateassessment is built?• Cashprizes were also awarded for Saturday's event.• For the first time at the 1987/8 AwardsCeremony, prizes were awarded to National Certificate students.• It is the fourth of the prizes to be awarded this year.• Mr Grant said the prizes had been awarded by a marketing company with which Sutton Hall was no longer associated.• The prizes will be awarded to the individual or company named on the winning entry form.• Variousprizes were awarded for each category.• They all used to have a bath after school, and at the end of the year prizes were awarded.prizeprize2 ●○○ verb [transitive]1VALUEto think that someone or something is very important or valuableHe is someone who prizes truth and decency above all things.The company’s shoes are highly prized by fashion conscious youngsters.2REMOVEthe Americanspelling of prise→ See Verb table
prize• a herd of prizecattle• There is an idea for a classroomproject, an easy to enterprize competition plus a special cartoon.• Escamillo became a swaggeringprizefighter named HuskyMiller.• With trophies and prize money totalling over £3000 this event promises to be spectacular and exciting to both rider and spectatorsalike.• Three prizeplayers were in school working to become eligible next season.• one of the team's prize players• Now he wanted the prizepossession of my autograph.From King Business Dictionaryprizeprize1 /praɪz/ noun [countable]something that is very valuable or important to haveWith a portfolio of $1 billion, Amerco is an attractive prize.The administration has worked behind the scenes to help Turkey win the big prize — EU membership.prizeprize2 adjective [only before a noun]the best, most valuable or importantIn recent weeks, a number ofprize assets have been sold.the agency’sprize client, Coca Cola.Originprize1(1500-1600)prise, an earlier form of price; → PRICE1