See also: Prestige
- præstige (archaic)
- from Latin praestigium (“a delusion, an illusion”),
- (obsolete) Delusion; illusion; trick.
1811, William Warburton, Richard Hurd, editor, The works of the Right Reverend William Warburton, D.D., Lord Bishop of Gloucester, volume the ninth, London: Luke Hansard & Sons, OCLC 7605701, page 121:
- That faith which, we are told, was founded on a rock, impregnable to the assaults of men and demons; to the sophisms of infidelity, and the prestiges of imposture!
- The quality of how good the reputation of something or someone is, how favourably something or someone is regarded.
Oxford has a university of very high prestige.
dignity, status, or esteem
prestige (not comparable)
- (sociolinguistics, of a linguistic form) Regarded as relatively prestigious; often, considered the standard language or language variety, or a part of such a variety.
1971, John Gumperz, “Formal and informal standards in Hindi regional language area”, in Language in Social Groups, Stanford: Stanford University Press, ISBN 0804707987, page 48:
- Furthermore there is in each area a well recognized standard, known by a single name, which although often linguistically distinct from local dialects, has served as the prestige form for some time.
- prestige in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- prestige in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- “prestige” at OneLook Dictionary Search
prestige m (plural prestiges)
de prestige ― prestigious
- “prestige” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
Declension of prestige