Origin of prestige
Examples from the Web for prestige
The Cup is a prestige project on which he has staked his reputation.
Malaysian bought five superjumbo Airbus A380s as much as a matter of prestige as of business logic.
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|Ron Christie|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Ted Gioia|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Andrew Romano|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What do you understand by "prestige" in interpreting control through leadership?Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
All the college games were won handily, and the nine returned to New Haven with a prestige for clever all-around play.Frank Armstrong at College|Matthew M. Colton
Such prodigality, truly tremendous in that region, helped him not a little in maintaining his prestige.Maximina|Armando Palacio Valds
She was the greatest lady in Rome, accoutred with wealth and prestige and incomparable beauty.Roads from Rome|Anne C. E. Allinson
Neither the Church nor the Empire gained steady footing in Italy, while the prestige of both was ruined.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)|John Addington Symonds
British Dictionary definitions for prestige
- the power to influence or impress; glamour
- (modifier)a prestige car
Word Origin for prestige
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.