prize - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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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.

    award a prize:

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

    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.

    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

  3.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    no prizes for guessing a phrase which is used to show that something is quite evident

    No prizes for guessing which choice the politicians will make for us.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 02/03/2016