American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The level of respect at which one is regarded by others; standing.
- n. A person's high standing among others; honor or esteem.
- n. Widely recognized prominence, distinction, or importance: a position of prestige in diplomatic circles.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Illusion; juggling trick; fascination; charm; imposture.
- n. An illusion as to one's personal merit or importance, particularly a flattering illusion; hence, a reputation for excellence, importance, or authority; weight or influence arising from reputation.
- n. obsolete Delusion; illusion; trick.
- n. The quality of how good the reputation of something or someone is, how favourably something or someone is regarded
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Delusion; illusion; trick.
- n. Weight or influence derived from past success; expectation of future achievements founded on those already accomplished; force or charm derived from acknowledged character or reputation.
- n. a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.
- From French prestige ("illusion, fascination, enchantment, prestige") (Wiktionary)
- French, illusion, from Latin praestīgiae, tricks, probably alteration of *praestrīgiae, from praestringere, to touch, blunt, blind : prae-, pre- + stringere, to draw tight; see streig- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This prestige is ours, too, to use for the good of mankind.”
“They also gain prestige and a longer life on bookstore and library shelves.”
“But with this group of nominees, the winner is more likely to bask in prestige than bigger royalties, says John Allen, vice president at Use Somebody publisher Bug Music.”
“Mr. Weiss and Ms. Whitson are true believers, and they help Human Rights Watch gain prestige from other true believers, and raise money from them.”
“This inequality gets worse at higher IQs Assuming a normal distribution, 4.8% of whites would fall above 125 IQ versus only 0.9% of Hispanics, which explains why Hispanics are given ethnic preferences in prestige college admissions.”
“What the Golden Globe Awards lack in prestige they make up for in being damn entertaining.”
“Investing in capabilities in order to serve national prestige is outside of that.”
“National prestige is going to carry us to the next star system?”
“They are nothing but business scams and the church has so much prestige from the donations they have collected for centuries.”
“Well, there are plenty of private institutions of higher education that are just about as expensive as Harvard, if not more so, have much smaller endowments with, concomitantly much less financial aid, and are much lower in prestige, quality, or at least fame, of faculty, and lower quality of fellow students for future networking purposes.”
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