from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having prestige; esteemed.
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- adj. Of high prestige.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Practicing tricks; juggling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Practising legerdemain; juggling; deluding.
- Performed by prestidigitation; illusory; deceptive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having an illustrious reputation; respected
- adj. exerting influence by reason of high status or prestige
Attested since the 1540s; borrowing from Latin praestigiosus ("full of tricks"), praestigiae ("juggler's tricks"), possibly an alteration of praestringō ("to blindfold, to dazzle"), from prae- ("before") with stringō ("to bind or tie"). (Wiktionary)