n. A taking or capture, as of the property of an enemy in war.n. In hunting, the note of the horn blown at the capture or death of the game.n. That which is taken from an enemy in war; any species of goods or property seized by force as spoil or plunder; that which is taken in combat, particularly a ship with the property taken in it.n. In early English law, a seizure or the asserted right of seizure of money or chattels by way of exaction or requisition for t he use of the crown; more specifically, a toll of that nature exacted on merchandise in a commercial town.n. That which is obtained or offered as the reward of exertion or contest: as, a prize for Latin verses.n. That which is won in a lottery, or in any similar way.n. A possession or acquisition which is prized; any gain or advantage; privilege.n. A contest for a reward; a competition.Worthy of a prize; that has gained a prize.Given or awarded as a prize: as, a prize cup.To risk or venture.To make a prize of; capture; seize.To set or estimate the value of; rate.To value highly; regard as of great worth; esteem.To favor or ease (an affected limb), as a horse.Synonyms To appraise.Value, Esteem, etc. See appreciate.n. Estimation; valuation; appraisement.n. The hold of a lever; purchase.n. A lever.To force or press, especially force open by means of a lever, as a door, etc.n. In tobacco manufacturing: A press operated by a lever. Compare prize-beam.n. The pressure exerted by a lever or press.