What does the word prestige mean?

Usage examples for prestige

  1. It would have been said that we must sustain our prestige to the end and at all costs, a phrase which often cloaks the obstinacy of moral cowardice. – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  2. The political and geographical conditions were such that she was able to reduce the intangible object of asserting her prestige to the purely concrete form of a territorial objective. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  3. The desire for security, or prestige, or domination, or what is vaguely called self- realization? – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann