- reputation or influence arising from success, achievement, rank, or other favorable attributes.
- distinction or reputation attaching to a person or thing and thus possessing a cachet for others or for the public: The new discothèque has great prestige with the jet set.
- having or showing success, rank, wealth, etc.
Origin of prestige
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Examples from the Web for prestige
The Cup is a prestige project on which he has staked his reputation.Putin’s World Cup Picasso ‘Bribe’
December 1, 2014
Malaysian bought five superjumbo Airbus A380s as much as a matter of prestige as of business logic.Malaysia Airlines Is Going Down
August 1, 2014
And I truly believed that you would use your high office and prestige to move America toward racial reconciliation.An Open Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder: It’s Not About Race
July 17, 2014
In short, jazz now possesses a prestige unprecedented in its long history.Jazz (The Music of Coffee and Donuts) Has Respect, But It Needs Love
June 15, 2014
So was Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception, and The Dark Knight Rises.How ‘Transcendence’ Director Wally Pfister Became Christopher Nolan’s Secret Weapon
April 17, 2014
Here he had prestige because he was the son of Daniel Bines, organiser and man of affairs.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Do not disturb the prestige which belongs to a distant and unfamiliar power.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
The white man's prestige and privileges were invested in him.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
By doing so, it simply hampered faith and diminished its own prestige.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
And there's the famous name, and the family, and the prestige.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
- high status or reputation achieved through success, influence, wealth, etc; renown
- the power to influence or impress; glamour
- (modifier)a prestige car
Word Origin and History for prestige
1650s, "trick," from French prestige (16c.) "deceit, imposture, illusion" (in Modern French, "illusion, magic, glamour"), from Latin praestigium "delusion, illusion" (see prestigious). Derogatory until 19c.; sense of "dazzling influence" first applied 1815, to Napoleon.