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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 for best film 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 per cent.
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/
(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: David won first prize in the school science fair.

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 value greatly: The Japanese prize personal relationships 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   /praɪz/ us  
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 include sending letters to home-owners telling them they've won a prize and urging them to get in touch.award/offer/present a prize Each award category offers prizes for small, medium, and large businesses.top/big/major prize Several small businesses 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 book published.a prize for sth The London-based agency has been awarded several prizes for its original and creative advertising campaigns.
something valuable that people want very much to have: The huge export order is an important prize to be won.

prizeadjective [before noun]

uk   /praɪz/ us  
good enough to get a prize: He had won awards for his prize ranch animals.
being the most valuable or most important example of its type: prize asset/possession The group plans to sell off its prize asset, a Russian oil company, 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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