Pronunciation: prīz
1.That which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power.
His own prize,
Whom formerly he had in battle won.
- Spenser.
2.(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.
I'll never wrestle for prize more.
- Shak.
I fought and conquered, yet have lost the prize.
- Dryden.
3.That which may be won by chance, as in a lottery.
3.Anything worth striving for; a valuable possession held or in prospect.
4.A contest for a reward; competition.
5.A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever.
Prize court
a court having jurisdiction of all captures made in war on the high seas.
Prize fight
an exhibition contest, esp. one of pugilists, for a stake or wager.
- Bouvier.
Prize fighter
one who fights publicly for a reward; - applied esp. to a professional boxer or pugilist.
Prize fighting
fighting, especially boxing, in public for a reward or wager.
- Pope.
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.
v. t.1.To move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry.
[imp. & p. p. Prized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prizing.]
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.
n.1.Estimation; valuation.
Noun1.Prizeprize - something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery; "the prize was a free trip to Europe"
Synonyms: award
2.Prizeprize - goods or money obtained illegally
3.prize - something given as a token of victory
Synonyms: trophy
Verb1.prize - hold dear; "I prize these old photographs"
2.prize - 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"
Synonyms: jimmy, lever, prise, pry
3.prize - regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
Synonyms: esteem, respect, value, prise
Adj.1.prize - of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
Synonyms: choice, quality, select, prime

COURT, PRIZE. One of the branches of the English admiralty, is called a prize court. Vide Prize Court.

PRIZE, mar. law, war. The apprehension and detention at sea, of a ship or other vessel, by authority of a belligerent power, either with the design of appropriating it, with the goods and effects it contains, or with that of becoming master of the whole or a part of its cargo. 1 Rob. Adm. R. 228. The vessel or goods thus taken are also called a prize. Goods taken on land from a public enemy, are called booty, (q.v.) and the distinction between a prize and booty consists in this, that the former is taken at sea and the latter on laud.
     2. In order to vest the title of the prize in the captors, it must be brought with due care into some convenient port for adjudication by a competent court. The condemnation must be pronounced by a prize court of the government of the captor sitting in the country of the captor, or his ally; the prize court of an ally cannot condemn. Strictly speaking, as between the belligerent parties the title passes, and is vested when the capture is complete; and that was formerly held to be complete and perfect when the battle was over, and the spes recuperandi was gone. 1 Kent, Com. 100; Abbott on Ship. Index, h.t.; 13 Vin. Ab. 51; 8 Com. Dig. 885; 2 Bro. Civ. Law, 444; Harr. Dig. Ship. and Shipping, X; Merl. Repert. h.t.; Bouv. Inst. Index. h.t. Vide Infra praesidia.

PRIZE, contracts. A reward which is offered to one of several persons who shall accomplish a certain condition; as, if an editor should offer a silver cup to the individual who shall write the best essay in favor of peace.
     2. In this case there is a contract subsisting between the editor and each person who may write such essay that he will pay the prize to the writer of the best essay. Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. Sec. 675.
     3. By prize is also meant a thing which is won by putting into a lottery.

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