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noun [countable] prize pronunciation in American English /praɪz/
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  1. 1
    a reward that you get for being successful in a sport, competition, or game, or for being better than others at something. Someone who has won a prize is called a prize winner

    the Nobel Prize for chemistry

    Previous winners of the prize have been Quincy Jones and Dizzy Gillespie.

    win a prize:

    There’s a chance to win a prize if you can answer this question.

    first/second/third prize (=the prize given to the person who is first, second, or third in a competition):

    Instead of winning first prize, Norman finished fourth.

    award a prize:

    The prize is awarded annually to an individual or group of people.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to a prize

      this month’s prize draw

      The golf tournament offers $6.2 million in prize money.

  2. 2
    something very important that you try very hard to get

    the prize of freedom/peace


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