Definition of Nobel Prize in US English:

Nobel Prize

noun

  • Any of six international prizes awarded annually for outstanding work in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economics (since 1969), and the promotion of peace. The Nobel Prizes, first awarded in 1901, were established by the will of Alfred Nobel and are traditionally awarded on December 10, the anniversary of his death. The awards are decided by boards of deputies appointed by Swedish learned societies and, in the case of the peace prize, by the Norwegian Parliament.

    • ‘One need not have a Nobel Prize in economics to understand that U.S. trade deficits cannot continue rising indefinitely.’
    • ‘Strange Interlude won a Pulitzer Prize; the Nobel Prize followed in 1936.’
    • ‘Having won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953, he became an honorary American citizen in 1963-an honour confirmed by Congress.’
    • ‘In 2001 he was awarded a Nobel Prize for his work on the economics of information.’
    • ‘It has been turned into a more humanist approach founded, among others, on the works of the winner of a Nobel Prize for economics, Amartya Sen.’
    • ‘Then in November, V. S. Naipaul was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.’
    • ‘Any literature or linguistics professor can nominate anyone for a Nobel Prize in Literature.’
    • ‘A prodigy who published his first novel at 17, he won a Nobel Prize for literature in 1955.’
    • ‘In the end, there had to be a compromise and the future Nobel Prize winner was awarded his PhD, but at the lowest possible level.’
    • ‘It seems that dear old dad is to be awarded a Nobel Prize for his extensive scientific theorizing.’
    • ‘In 1992, he won a Nobel Prize in economics for his work.’
    • ‘In 1933, in emigration, he would become the first Russian to win a Nobel Prize for literature.’
    • ‘She received a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911 for her accomplishments in the field of radioactivity.’
    • ‘Stigler won a Nobel Prize in economics in 1982 for his seminal studies of industrial structures, markets and public regulation.’
    • ‘He was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1995 for his work on the hole in the ozone layer above the polar icecaps.’
    • ‘He was often mentioned as one of China's best hopes for a Nobel Prize in literature.’
    • ‘Only one person has ever refused to accept a Nobel Prize, Jean-Paul Satre for literature in 1964.’
    • ‘Nearly 30 years and a Nobel Prize for Literature later, we have the show's much-delayed Toronto debut.’
    • ‘It seems unlikely to win this author a Nobel Prize for literature.’
    • ‘So it would be very nice and we could give him a Nobel Prize if it ended up leading to Middle East peace, but you know, the track record isn't real good on that.’

Pronunciation

Nobel Prize

/ˌnoʊbɛl ˈpraɪz//ˌnōbel ˈprīz/