prize [-s] n

ME prīs; see price, n.

  1. Spoil; booty; winnings; loot; plunder; pillaged goods.
  2. Reward; award; gift; endowment; compensation.
  3. Possession; property.
  4. Victim; prey; quarry; [fig.] creature; being; hunted person; desired individual.

prize v

MFr prisier, priser.

  1. Take; seize; capture; confiscate.
  2. Value; esteem; cherish; treasure; appreciate; hold dear; deem to be of great worth; recognize the rarity of; fail to take for granted.