[ pre-steezh, -steej ]
/ prɛˈstiʒ, -ˈstidʒ /
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.
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Origin of prestige
1650–60 for an earlier sense; <French (originally plural): deceits, delusions, juggler's tricks <Latin praestīgiae juggler's tricks, variant of praestrīgiae, derivative from base of praestringere to blunt (sight or mind), literally, to tie up so as to constrict, equivalent to prae-pre- + stringere to bind fast; see stringent
OTHER WORDS FROM prestigepres·tige·ful, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prestige
/ (prɛˈstiːʒ) /
high status or reputation achieved through success, influence, wealth, etc; renown
- the power to influence or impress; glamour
- (modifier)a prestige car
Word Origin for prestige
C17: via French from Latin praestigiae feats of juggling, tricks; apparently related to Latin praestringere to bind tightly, blindfold, from prae before + stringere to draw tight, bind
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