- The definition of prestigious is someone or something that is highly respected or esteemed.
An example of something that would be described as prestigious is Harvard University.
prestigious definition by Webster's New World
- Archaic of or characterized by legerdemain or deception
Origin: re-formed from prestig(e) + -oushaving or imparting prestigealso prestigeful
Origin: Classical Latin praestigiosus, full of deceitful tricks ; from praestigium, delusion: see prestige
prestigious definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- pres·tiˈgious·ly adverb
- pres·tiˈgious·ness noun