consolation prize
noun Date: 1886 a prize given to a runner-up or a loser in a contest

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  • consolation prize — consolation prizes 1) 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… …   English dictionary

  • 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

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