Prizes vs Prizest - What's the difference?

prizes | prizest |

As verbs the difference between prizes and prizest

is that prizes is (prize) while prizest is (archaic) (prize).

As a noun prizes

is .

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  • Verb

  • (prize)
  • prizest



  • (archaic) (prize)

  • prize


    (wikipedia prize)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) prise, from (etyl) ; see prehend. Compare prison, apprise, comprise, enterprise, purprise, reprisal, suprise, etc.


    (en noun)
  • That which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power.
  • * Spenser
  • His own prize , / Whom formerly he had in battle won.
  • (military, nautical) Anything captured by a belligerent using the rights of war; especially, property captured at sea in virtue of the rights of war, as a vessel.
  • An honour or reward striven for in a competitive contest; anything offered to be competed for, or as an inducement to, or reward of, effort.
  • * Dryden
  • I fought and conquered, yet have lost the prize .
  • That which may be won by chance, as in a lottery.
  • Anything worth striving for; a valuable possession held or in prospect.
  • * Bible, Phil. iii. 14
  • I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
  • A contest for a reward; competition.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever. Also spelled prise.
  • Derived terms
    * booby prize * consolation prize * door prize * prizewinner, prize winner * prize-winning * pushing prize
    Usage notes
    Do not confuse with .

    See also

    * prise * price

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) prysen, from (etyl) ; see price. Compare praise, appraise, apprize.


  • To consider highly valuable; to esteem.
  • * Shakespeare
  • [I] do love, prize , honour you.
  • * Dryden
  • I prized your person, but your crown disdain.
  • (obsolete) To set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to rate.
  • * Bible, Zech. xi. 13
  • A goodly price that I was prized at.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I prize it [life] not a straw, but for mine honour.
  • To move with a lever; to force up or open; to prise or pry.
  • (obsolete) To compete in a prizefight.