• WordNet 3.6
    • adj prestigious exerting influence by reason of high status or prestige "a prestigious professor at a prestigious university"
    • adj prestigious having an illustrious reputation; respected "our esteemed leader","a prestigious author"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes in New York in 1919, to become the first horse to capture the Triple Crown. This was the first time that the Belmont Stakes had been run as part of thoroughbred racing's most prestigious trio of events. Sir Barton had already won the first two jewels of the Triple Crown -the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky and the Preakness Stakes in Maryland.
    • a Prestigious Practicing tricks; juggling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • prestigious Practising legerdemain; juggling; deluding.
    • prestigious Performed by prestidigitation; illusory; deceptive.
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  • Christopher Hampton
    Christopher Hampton
    “To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervor and the happiness of her marriage: what could possibly be more prestigious?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. praestigiosus,


In literature:

I could have continued my studies at a prestigious university, but I longed for a mystical quest.
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
The `prestigious feat' of causing flowers to appear in winter, was a common one.
"Introduction to Robert Browning" by Hiram Corson
The "prestigious feat" of causing flowers to appear in winter was a common one.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Prestigiation itself is wonderful, but that its phases and phrases should be changed is not wonderful.
"HE" by Andrew Lang
These are some of the prestigious merits of the bicycle, though many more might be added.
"Hortus Vitae" by Violet Paget, AKA Vernon Lee
She chose Cal Tech, selected after turning down acceptances from half a dozen prestigious universities in the East.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover

In news:

A filly from prolific stallion Galileo has been bought for more than $2 million as sales at a prestigious British racehorse auctioneers defied the tough economic climate.
Located in the prestigious Nob Hill Area of Albuquerque.
Martel wins prestigious honor.
The Pritzker Prize, now in its 20th year, is architecture's most prestigious honor.
A performer herself, she has sung in some of New York's most prestigious venues.
Gabriel (Ride Control, LLC) has been named a recipient of the prestigious AutoZone Extra Miler Award.
BELDING – A 2011 Belding High School graduate has completed the first step in his academic journey at prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point.
BELDING — A 2011 Belding High School graduate has completed the first step in his academic journey at prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point.
A music teacher at a Hampton elementary school has earned a prestigious Milken Family Foundation teaching award and the $25,000 that goes with it.
Early in the last century, wines from the Finger Lakes region of New York were considered as prestigious as those from California.
Prestigious science journal slams Harper government's muzzle on federal scientists.
For a decade, scientists in prestigious labs worldwide have sweated over nanotechnology.
ASU?s Ask A Biologist website wins prestigious SPORE prize.
"We are pleased that our new role in this prestigious organization will help give businesses even more confidence in our facility," said Tom Palkon, director of the lab.
Under her direction, A Voce Madison earned a prestigious Michelin star in 2009 while A Voce Columbus did the same in 2010.

In science:

They have appreciated this innovative idea and awarded the prestigious undergraduate KVPY fellowship for the same.
Stereography using a single lens
Starbuck WH (2005) How Much Better Are the Most-Prestigious Journals? The Statistics of Academic Publication.
Deep Impact: Unintended consequences of journal rank
Considering it as an important work, Yacov Zeldovich presented it to the most prestigious journal of Russian Academy of Sciences ”Doklady” (Maksumov and Marochnik, 1965).
West-Side Story (On the History of Density-Wave Spiral Theories in the 1960s)
Winning a prestigious fellowship in a national competition will raise the profile of a research career at an early stage and enhance the visibility of the brightest among our young scientists, and the best accomplishments of our field, in the larger academic world.
Phases of QCD: Summary of the Rutgers Long Range Plan Town Meeting
Despite his nonroyal origin Senenmut was given more prestigious titles and became high steward of the king.
Senenmut: An Ancient Egyptian Astronomer