This word may also be spelled "prise" in the sense shown in 6).
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (award)
a. el premio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The prize in the children's race was an ice cream cone.El premio de la carrera de niños fue un cono de helado.
2. (nautical)
a. la presa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The United States Navy took a German submarine as a prize during World War II.La Marina de Estados Unidos tomó un submarino alemán como presa durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (winning)
a. premiado
He hopes to win the Kentucky Derby with his prize racehorse.Espera ganar el Derby de Kentucky con su premiado caballo de carreras.
4. (outstanding)
a. de primera
This farm raises prize chickens. Our clients are gourmet restaurants.Esta granja cría pollos de primera. Nuestros clientes son restaurantes gourmet.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to value highly)
a. apreciar
Celia prizes her collection of rare 15th-century coins.Celia aprecia su colección de monedas excepcionales del siglo XV.
b. valorar
Heidi prizes her husband's ability to cook.Heidi valora la habilidad para la cocina de su esposo.
6. (to remove with difficulty)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. arrancar
Melissa prized the lid off with her teeth.Melissa arrancó la tapa con los dientes.
b. sacar
The dentist prized the molar from the patient's mouth.El dentista sacó la muela de la boca del paciente.
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prize [praɪz]
1 (in competition, lottery) premio (m)
there's a prize for the best costume we have 200 of them to give away as prizes you must claim your prize by telephoning our claims line her prize is a holiday for two in Jersey France's most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt there are prizes totalling £17m in this week's lottery
to win a prize (in competition) ganar un premio; she won a prize in the lottery le tocó la lotería
I've won prizes for my fuchsias
he won first prize (in race, competition) se llevó el primer premio; (in lottery) le tocó el gordo
he won first prize at the Leeds Piano Competition my pig won first prize at Skipton Fair
to carry off the prize win the prize ganar el premio
no prizes for guessing ... no prizes for guessing the title no prizes for guessing what he was reading on the plane he saw it as a conflict between home and career - /no prizes for guessing which he advised her to give up/
2 (Dep) (trophy) trofeo (m)
the FA Cup is the biggest prize in British football he has a chance of capturing the greatest prize in golf
(money) premio (m)
the £291,000 top prize in the world's richest golf event he sealed the richest prize in tennis with a 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 win
3 premio (m); galardón (m) (formal)
the greatest prize, the presidency, was finally within his grasp the Tokyo governor's job is a major political prize in Japan with no lands of his own, he was no great matrimonial prize a great strategic prize retained firmly in the grasp of the United States Michigan's 18 electoral votes are considered an important prize in this year's presidential race I had succeeded in winning two of the ultimate prizes of life: a perfect marriage and a perfect family
4 (Náut) presa (f)
1 (outstanding) de primera; de primera clase
a prize idiot un tonto de remate (informal)
what a prize idiot you are! what a prize fool he'd been
2 (prizewinning) [+entry, rose] galardonado; premiado; digno de premio
a prize bull she grows prize leeks awarded as a prize next week the prize holiday is in Rome they stole my prize Ming vase out back is the museum's prize exhibit, the wrecked fuselage of a military helicopter
transitive verb
apreciar mucho; estimar mucho
these plants were prized for their medicinal qualities the most prized trophy in sport these stamps are much prized by collectors a kind of glass which is now very rare and much prized
to prize sth highly estimar algo en mucho
I prize my independence too highly to do that his mind turned to the question of integrity, a virtue that he prized very highly
a prized possession un bien preciado
his most prized possession is a framed photograph of himself with the Pope one of the gallery's most prized possessions is the portrait of Ginevra da Vinci
prize court (n) (Náut) tribunal (m) de presas marítimas
prize day (n) (Educ) día (m) de reparto de premios
prize draw (n) sorteo (m) con premio; tómbola (f)
all correct entries are eligible for our random prize draw
prize fight (n) (Boxing) partido (m) (de boxeo) profesional
banning boxing would achieve nothing, and may result in worse injuries from illegal prize fights the Congress has come to resemble a prize fight, with each side landing a few good blows in a complete 10-round prize fight, there are three minutes to each round
prize fighter (n) boxeador (m) profesional
he described himself as a professional prize fighter a retired/ex/former prize fighter
prize fighting (n) boxeo (m) profesional
he had a relish for the fray that seemed to recall the days of bare-fisted prize-fighting boxing is becoming more and more popular as an aerobic fitness sport among women but professional prize fighting is something else altogether
prize money (n) (cash) premio (m) en metálico
she won £5,000 in prize money they were going all out for the prize money, £6,500 for the winning team what will you do with the prize money? women professional tennis players should earn the same prize money as the men he thinks prize money in cricket is too high
(Boxing) bolsa (f); (Náut) parte (f) de presa
prize ring (n) (Boxing) ring (m)
a contest under London prize ring rules
prize [praɪz]
transitive verb
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