Main definitions of prize-taking in English

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prize-taking1

noun

historical
  • The practice or action of capturing or seizing booty or plunder, especially at sea, either in time of war or as an act of piracy.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in 1st Earl of Strafford (1593–1641), lord lieutenant of Ireland. From prize + taking.

Pronunciation

prize-taking

/ˈprʌɪzˌteɪkɪŋ/

Main definitions of prize-taking in English

: prize-taking1prize-taking2prize-taking3

prize-taking2

noun

  • The winning of a prize for achievement; the receiving of prizes.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From prize + taking.

Pronunciation

prize-taking

/ˈprʌɪzˌteɪkɪŋ/

Main definitions of prize-taking in English

: prize-taking1prize-taking2prize-taking3

prize-taking3

adjective

  • Especially of livestock: that has been awarded a prize; that wins prizes.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Edinburgh Evening Courant. From prize + taking.

Pronunciation

prize-taking

/ˈprʌɪzˌteɪkɪŋ/