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"prize" in British English

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prizenoun [C]

uk   /praɪz/  us   /praɪz/
A2 something ​valuable, such as an ​amount of ​money, that is given to someone who ​succeeds in a ​competition or ​game or that is given to someone as a ​reward for doing very good ​work: The ​critics' prize forbestfilm was ​won by Marc Abbott for "Belly Laugh". I won a prize in the ​raffle. The first (= ​main) prize is a ​week for two in Miami. The prize money for ​winning Wimbledon has been ​increased by 12.5 ​percent.
something ​important and ​valuable that is ​difficult to ​achieve or get: The prize would be her ​hand in ​marriage.

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prizeverb

uk   /praɪz/  us   /praɪz/

prizeadjective [before noun]

uk   /praɪz/  us   /praɪz/
A prize ​animal, ​flower, or ​vegetable is one that has ​won or ​deserves to ​win a prize in a ​competition because it is of very good ​quality: a prize ​bull a prize ​marrow
used to ​describe something that is a very good or ​importantexample of ​itstype: prize ​assets Some prize idiot (= ​extremelyfoolishperson)forgot to ​lock the ​door.
(Definition of prize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prize" in American English

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prizenoun [C]

 us   /prɑɪz/
a ​reward for ​victory in a ​competition or ​game: Davidwon first prize in the ​schoolsciencefair.

prizeadjective [not gradable]

 us   /prɑɪz/
given as a prize, or having ​won or ​deserving to ​win a prize: prize ​money

prizeverb [T]

 us   /prɑɪz/
to ​valuegreatly: The Japanese prize ​personalrelationships in doing ​business.
A prized ​possession is one that is very ​important to you.
(Definition of prize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"prize" in Business English

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prizenoun [C]

uk   us   /praɪz/
something such as an ​amount of ​money that is given to a ​person or ​organization that ​wins a ​competition: The ​promotion, ​launched on a ​national breakfast show, involves a ​competition with a ​daily prize of $10,000. A new ​sponsor has been ​found to put up the prize ​money. Cash prizes are ​awarded to ​winners and runners-up with the Student Journalist of the Year ​offered a ​paid summer ​placement.a $100,000/£70,000, etc. prize More than a ​dozen young interior ​designers are fighting for the $150,000 prize.win/get/share a prize Loan ​sharks sometimes use ​tactics which ​includesendingletters to home-owners telling them they've ​won a prize and urging them to get in ​touch.award/offer/present a prize Each ​awardcategoryoffers prizes for ​small, ​medium, and large ​businesses.top/big/major prize Several ​smallbusinesses in the ​area are ​challenging for the ​top prize in the Entrepreneur Award ​scheme.first/second/third prize She ​won first prize in a literary ​competition and has just had her first ​bookpublished.a prize for sth The London-based ​agency has been ​awarded several prizes for its ​original and ​creativeadvertisingcampaigns.
something ​valuable that ​people want very much to have: The huge ​exportorder is an important prize to be ​won.

prizeadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /praɪz/
good enough to get a prize: He had ​wonawards for his prize ranch animals.
being the most ​valuable or most important ​example of its ​type: prize asset/possession The ​groupplans to ​sell off its prize ​asset, a Russian ​oilcompany, at a knockdown ​price.
(Definition of prize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prize”
in Korean 상…
in Arabic جائِزة…
in Malaysian hadiah…
in French prix, primé…
in Russian приз, премия, награда…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獎, 獎賞, 獎金…
in Italian premio…
in Turkish ödül, mükâfat…
in Polish nagroda, wygrana…
in Spanish premio…
in Vietnamese giải thưởng, phần thưởng…
in Portuguese prêmio…
in Thai รางวัล…
in German der Lohn, der Preis, Preis-……
in Catalan premi…
in Japanese 賞, 賞金, 賞品…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奖, 奖赏, 奖金…
in Indonesian hadiah…
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