Definition of prestige in English:

prestige

Line breaks: pres|tige
Pronunciation: /prɛˈstiː(d)ʒ
 
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noun

[mass noun]

Derivatives

prestigeful

adjective
More example sentences
  • You can imagine what a shock it was for me to receive a letter informing me that the Association was planning to give me a prestigeful award.

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'illusion, conjuring trick'): from French, literally 'illusion, glamour', from late Latin praestigium 'illusion', from Latin praestigiae (plural) 'conjuring tricks'. The transference of meaning occurred by way of the sense 'dazzling influence, glamour', at first depreciatory.

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