Part of speech: verb

To value; esteem.

Part of speech: noun

Anything won or to be won in a contest; a reward.

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Usage examples "prize":

  1. You won that little swimming race by a yard or so, and since then it appears to me that, although you may not be aware of it, you and I have been running a race of a very different sort, although possibly for the same prize. - "The World Peril of 1910", George Griffith.
  2. Tom had learned more at school than anyone else, because he wished to take a prize. - "The Book of Dragons", Edith Nesbit.
  3. Before we call anyone lucky, who takes a prize, let us call him unlucky, who is without the desire to make the effort to win it. - "Revisiting the Earth", James Langdon Hill.