outprize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

out- +‎ prize

Verb[edit]

outprize (third-person singular simple present outprizes, present participle outprizing, simple past and past participle outprized)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To prize beyond value, or excessively.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To exceed in value.
    • 1596, Thomas Lodge, The Diuel Coniured, London: William Mats,[2]
      There is nothing may be compared with a faithfull [friend], neither may the waight of gold and siluer outprise his faith and goodnesse []
    • c. 1609, William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, Act I, Scene 4,[3]
      Either your unparagoned mistress is dead, or she’s outprized by a trifle.
    • 1659, Walter Montagu, The Shepherd’s Paradise, London: Thomas Dring, Act III, p. 63,[4]
      I do confesse the Prince for many reasons might not only be allowed but wished a second, and succesfull love; that he may know our Sex have joyes that may outprise his sufferings []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for outprize in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)