What is prize?

  • (verb): Hold dear.
    Example: "I prize these old photographs"
    Synonyms: value, treasure, appreciate
    See also — Additional definitions below


A prize is an award to be given to a person or a group of people to recognise and reward actions or achievements. Official prizes often involve monetary rewards as well as the fame that comes with them. Some prizes are also associated with extravagant awarding ceremonies, such as the Academy Awards.

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Some articles on prize:

Lemelson–MIT Prize
... The Lemelson Foundation awards several prizes yearly to inventors in United States ... The largest is the Lemelson-MIT Prize which was endowed in 1994 by Jerome H ... winner receives $500,000, making it the largest cash prize for invention in the U.S ...
Lemelson–MIT Prize - List of Winners - 2011
... Rogers (Lemelson-MIT Prize) Elizabeth Hausler (Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability) Alice Chen (Lemelson-MIT Student Prize) Scott Diagle (Lemelson-MIT Illinois ...
Kyoto Prize
... The Kyoto Prize (京都賞, Kyōto-shō?) has been awarded annually since 1985 by the Inamori Foundation, founded by Kazuo Inamori ... The prize is a Japanese award similar in intent to the Nobel Prize, as it recognizes outstanding works in the fields of philosophy, arts, science and technology ... Prizes are given in the fields of Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences and Arts and Philosophy ...
1978 In Literature - Awards - United States
... Medal for children's literature Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia Pulitzer Prize for Drama Donald L ... Coburn, The Gin Game Pulitzer Prize for Fiction James Alan McPherson, Elbow Room Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Howard Nemerov, Collected Poems ...
1933 In Literature - Awards
... James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction A ... Macdonell, England, Their England James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography Violet Clifton, The Book of Talbot Newbery Medal for children's literature ...

More definitions of "prize":

  • (noun): Something given as a token of victory.
    Synonyms: trophy
  • (noun): Something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery.
    Example: "The prize was a free trip to Europe"
    Synonyms: award
  • (verb): To move or force, especially in an effort to get something open.
    Synonyms: pry, prise, lever, jimmy

Famous quotes containing the word prize:

    I prize the purity of his character as highly as I do that of hers. As a moral being, whatever it is morally wrong for her to do, it is morally wrong for him to do. The fallacious doctrine of male and female virtues has well nigh ruined all that is morally great and lovely in his character: he has been quite as deep a sufferer by it as woman, though mostly in different respects and by other processes.
    Angelina Grimké (1805–1879)

    Eternall God, O thou that onely art
    The sacred Fountain of eternall light,
    And blessed Loadstone of my better part;
    O thou my heart’s desire, my soul’s delight,
    Reflect upon my soul, and touch my heart,
    And then my heart shall prize no good above thee;
    And then my soul shall know thee; knowing, love thee;
    And then my trembling thoughts shall never start
    From thy commands, or swerve the least degree,
    Or once presume to move, but as they move in thee.
    Francis Quarles (1592–1644)

    To become a token woman—whether you win the Nobel Prize or merely get tenure at the cost of denying your sisters—is to become something less than a man ... since men are loyal at least to their own world-view, their laws of brotherhood and self-interest.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)