Something offered or won as an award for superiority or victory, as in a contest or competition. Something worth striving for; a highly desirable possession. Offered or given as a prize: a prize cup. Given a prize, or likely to win a prize: a prize cow. Worthy of a prize; first-class: our prize azaleas. To value highly; esteem or treasure. See Synonyms at appreciate. To estimate the worth of; evaluate. Something seized by force or taken as booty, especially an enemy ship and its cargo captured at sea during wartime. The act of seizing; capture. To move or force with or as if with a lever; pry. Leverage. Chiefly Southern U.S. Something used as a lever or for prying.