prestige: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pre-stēzh', -stēj'), [key]
— n.
  1. reputation or influence arising from success, achievement, rank, or other favorable attributes.
  2. 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.
  1. having or showing success, rank, wealth, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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