- consolation prizes1) N-COUNT A consolation prize is a small prize which is given to a person who fails to win a competition.2) N-COUNT A consolation prize is something that is arranged for or is given to a person to make them feel happier when they have failed to achieve something better.
Her appointment was seen as a consolation prize after she had failed to win a seat in the Senate.
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consolation prize — ► NOUN ▪ a prize given to a competitor who just fails to win … English terms dictionary
consolation prize — n. a prize given to a contestant who does well but does not win, or who wins in a match for those previously defeated … English World dictionary
consolation prize — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms consolation prize : singular consolation prize plural consolation prizes a small prize given to someone who has failed to win … English dictionary
consolation prize — noun see consolation 2c * * * noun, pl ⋯ prizes [count] : a prize that is given to someone who has not won a contest * * * consoˈlation prize [consolation prize] noun a small prize given to sb who has not won a competition … Useful english dictionary
consolation prize — conso lation prize n a prize that is given to someone who has not won a competition ▪ Ten runners up received a T shirt as a consolation prize … Dictionary of contemporary English
consolation prize — noun (C) a prize that is given to someone who has not won a competition: Ten runners up each received a T shirt as a consolation prize … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
consolation prize — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. second place honor, booby prize, red ribbon; see prize … English dictionary for students
consolation prize — conso lation ,prize noun count a small prize given to someone who has failed to win … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
consolation prize — n. prize given to compensate one who did not win first prize … English contemporary dictionary
consolation prize — consola′tion prize n. a prize, usu. of minor value, given to the loser or runner up in a competition • Etymology: 1885–90 … From formal English to slang