- 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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- 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 prestiges
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.