Definitions for Rewardrɪˈwɔrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a sum of money offered for the detection or capture of a criminal, the recovery of lost property, etc.

  2. something given or received in return or recompense for services rendered, merit, hardship, etc.

  3. (v.t.)to recompense or requite (a person or animal) for service, merit, achievement, etc.

  4. to make return for or requite (service, merit, etc.); recompense.

Origin of reward:

1275–1325; (v.) ME, orig., to regard < ONF rewarder to look at, OF reguarder; (n.) ME, orig., regard < AF, ONF; cf. OF reguard, der. of reguarder; see regard


Princeton's WordNet

  1. wages, reward, payoff(noun)

    a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

    "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"

  2. reward(noun)

    payment made in return for a service rendered

  3. reward, reinforcement(noun)

    an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

  4. reward(noun)

    the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property

  5. advantage, reward(verb)

    benefit resulting from some event or action

    "it turned out to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity"

  6. honor, honour, reward(verb)

    bestow honor or rewards upon

    "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"

  7. reinforce, reward(verb)

    strengthen and support with rewards

    "Let's reinforce good behavior"

  8. reward, repay, pay back(verb)

    act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. reward(noun)ɪˈwɔrd

    sth good you are given or allowed because of sth you do

    Mom took us to a movie as a reward for being so helpful.; the financial rewards of working in the banking industry

  2. rewardɪˈwɔrd

    money offered for help in solving a crime

    a reward offered for information about the missing girl

  3. reward(verb)ɪˈwɔrd

    to give sb sth good for sth they do

    The company rewarded him with a large bonus payment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reward(verb)

    to give in return, whether good or evil; -- commonly in a good sense; to requite; to recompense; to repay; to compensate

  2. Reward(noun)

    regard; respect; consideration

  3. Reward(noun)

    that which is given in return for good or evil done or received; esp., that which is offered or given in return for some service or attainment, as for excellence in studies, for the return of something lost, etc.; recompense; requital

  4. Reward(noun)

    hence, the fruit of one's labor or works

  5. Reward(noun)

    compensation or remuneration for services; a sum of money paid or taken for doing, or forbearing to do, some act

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Reward

    An object or a situation that can serve to reinforce a response, to satisfy a motive, or to afford pleasure.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Reward' in Nouns Frequency: #1454

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Reward' in Verbs Frequency: #871

Translations for Reward

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


something given in return for or got from work done, good behaviour etc

He was given a gold watch as a reward for his services to the firm; Apart from the salary, teaching children has its own particular rewards.

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