Definitions for: Award


[n] a grant made by a law court; "he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court"
[n] a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
[n] something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition; "the prize was a free trip to Europe"
[v] give, esp. as a reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
[v] give on the basis of merit; "Funds are granted to qualified researchers"
[v] bestow an honor upon



Webster (1913) Definition: A*ward", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Awarded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Awarding.] [OF. eswarder to look at, consider, decide,
judge; es (L. ex) + warder, garder, to observe, take heed,
keep, fr. OHG. wart[=e]n to watch, guard. See Ward.]
To give by sentence or judicial determination; to assign or
apportion, after careful regard to the nature of the case; to
adjudge; as, the arbitrators awarded damages to the
complainant.

To review The wrongful sentence, and award a new.
--Dryden.


A*ward", v. i.
To determine; to make an award.


A*ward", n. [Cf. OF. award, awart, esgart. See Award,
v. t.]
1. A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The
decision of arbitrators in a case submitted.``Impatient
for the award.'' --Cowper.

An award had been given against. --Gilpin.

2. The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that
which is warded. --Bouvier.

Synonyms: accolade, awarding, grant, honor, honour, laurels, present, prize

See Also: academic degree, allocate, apportion, approval, bestow, cachet, certificate, citation, commendation, confer, crown, decorate, decoration, degree, Emmy, fellowship, gift, grant, gratuity, honor, honorable mention, honour, jackpot, laurel wreath, letter, medal, medallion, mention, Nobel prize, Oscar, palm, pennant, pension, pension off, Prix de Rome, Prix Goncourt, prize money, reward, ribbon, scholarship, seal, seal of approval, subsidisation, subsidization, symbol, trophy, varsity letter

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