1. To set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to rate.
A goodly price that I was prized at.Zech. xi. 13.
I prize it [life] not a straw, but for mine honor.Shak.
2. To value highly; to estimate to be of great worth; to esteem. "[I] do love, prize, honor you. " Shak.
I prized your person, but your crown disdain.Dryden.
(Prize), n. [F. prix price. See 3d Prize. ] Estimation; valuation. [Obs.] Shak.
(Prize"man) n.; pl. Prizemen The winner of a prize.
(Priz"er) n. [See 3d Prize.] One who estimates or sets the value of a thing; an appraiser. Shak.
(Priz"er), n. [See 1st Prize.] One who contends for a prize; a prize fighter; a challenger. [Obs.]
Appeareth no man yet to answer the prizer.B. Jonson.
(Priz"ing), n. [See 2d Prize.] The application of a lever to move any weighty body, as a cask,
anchor, cannon, car, etc. See Prize, n., 5.
(Pro-) [L. pro, or Gr. . See Pro.] A prefix signifying before, in front, forth, for, in behalf of,
in place of, according to; as, propose, to place before; proceed, to go before or forward; project, to
throw forward; prologue, part spoken before (the main piece); propel, prognathous; provide, to look
out for; pronoun, a word instead of a noun; proconsul, a person acting in place of a consul; proportion,
arrangement according to parts.
Pro confesso [L.] (Law), taken as confessed. The action of a court of equity on that portion of the
pleading in a particular case which the pleading on the other side does not deny. Pro rata. [L. See
Prorate.] In proportion; proportion. Pro re nata [L.] (Law), for the existing occasion; as matters are.
(||Pro), prep. [L.; akin to prae before, Gr. and E. for. See For, prep., and cf. Prior, a.] A Latin
preposition signifying for, before, forth.
Pro and con, for and against, on the affirmative and on the negative side; as, they debated the question
pro and con; formerly used also as a verb. Pros and cons, the arguments or reasons on either
(Pro), adv. For, on, or in behalf of, the affirmative side; in contrast with con.
(Pro"a) n. [Malay pra prah.] (Naut.) A sailing canoe of the Ladrone Islands and Malay Archipelago,
having its lee side flat and its weather side like that of an ordinary boat. The ends are alike. The canoe
is long and narrow, and is kept from overturning by a cigar-shaped log attached to a frame extending
several feet to windward. It has been called the flying proa, and is the swiftest sailing craft known.
(Proach) v. i. See Approach. [Obs.]
(Pro*at"las) n. [Pref. pro- + atlas.] (Anat.) A vertebral rudiment in front of the atlas in some
(Prob`a*bil"i*o*rism) n. The doctrine of the probabiliorists.