What does Award mean?

Definitions for Award
əˈwɔrdAward

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Award.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. award, awardingnoun

    a grant made by a law court

    "he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court"

  2. award, accolade, honor, honour, laurelsnoun

    a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

    "an award for bravery"

  3. prize, awardverb

    something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery

    "the prize was a free trip to Europe"

  4. award, presentverb

    give, especially as an honor or reward

    "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"

  5. award, grantverb

    give as judged due or on the basis of merit

    "the referee awarded a free kick to the team"; "the jury awarded a million dollars to the plaintiff";"Funds are granted to qualified researchers"

Wiktionary

  1. awardnoun

    A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted.

  2. awardnoun

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

  3. awardnoun

    A trophy or medal; something that denotes an accomplishment, especially in a competition. A prize or honor based on merit.

  4. awardnoun

    Care, keeping.

  5. awardnoun

    A negotiated minimum wage that is set for a particular trade or industry; an industrial award.

  6. awardverb

    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.

  7. awardverb

    To determine; to make or grant an award.

  8. awardverb

    to give an award (prize) for merit

    He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

  9. Etymology: From awarden, from awarder, from *, from ex + wardare, guardare; see ward, guard, regard.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Awardnoun

    Judgment; sentence; determination.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Now hear th’ award, and happy may it prove
    To her, and him who best deserves her love. John Dryden, Fab.

    Affection bribes the judgment, and we cannot expect an equitable award, where the judge is made a party. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.

    To urge the foe,
    Prompted by blind revenge and wild despair,
    Were to refuse th’ awards of providence. Joseph Addison, Cato.

  2. To Awardverb

    Etymology: derived by Skinner, somewhat improbably, from weard, Sax. towards.

    A pound of that same merchant’s flesh is thine;
    The court awards it, and the law doth give it. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.

    A church which allows salvation to none without it, nor awards damnation to almost any within it. South.

    It advances that grand business, and according to which their eternity hereafter will be awarded. Decay of Piety.

    Satisfaction for every affront cannot be awarded by stated laws. Jeremy Collier, on Duelling.

    Th’ unwise award to lodge it in the tow’rs,
    An off’ring sacred. Alexander Pope, Odyssey, b. viii. l. 555.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Awardverb

    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

  2. Awardverb

    to determine; to make an award

  3. Awardverb

    a judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted

  4. Awardverb

    the paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that which is warded

  5. Etymology: [OF. eswarder to look at, consider, decide, judge; es (L. ex) + warder, garder, to observe, take heed, keep, fr. OHG. wartn to watch, guard. See Ward.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Award

    a-wawrd′, v.t. to adjudge: to determine.—n. judgment: final decision, esp. of arbitrators.—adj. Award′able, that may be awarded.—n. Award′ment. [O. Fr. ewarder, eswarder, from an assumed Romanic form compounded of ex, thoroughly, and guardare, watch. See Ward, Guard.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. award

    A judgment, in maritime cases, by arbitration; and the decision or sentence of a court-martial.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. award

    A judgment, the result of arbitration. In a military sense, the decision or sentence of a court-martial. To award medals of honor.

Editors Contribution

  1. award

    To acknowledge an achievement.

    To receive an award is an honour.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Award' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #611

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Award' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3988

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Award' in Nouns Frequency: #224

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Award' in Verbs Frequency: #558

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Award in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Award in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Award in a Sentence

  1. Daren Beaudo:

    It is PDVSA that has failed to honor our award by ignoring the judgment of the ICC tribunal and other local court orders.

  2. Gwen Stefani:

    It's an incredible honor to receive this year's Fashion Icon Award, as an artist, musician and entrepreneur, fashion has always served as a creative outlet for me to express my personality and music. I am so grateful to receive Fashion Icon Award and continue to be inspired by those who stand apart and embrace their unique style and individuality.

  3. Solicitor General Jose Calida:

    It confirms that no one state can claim virtually an entire sea. The award is a historic win not only for the Philippines ... it renews humanity's faith in a rules based global order, the award opens a horizon of possibilities for all stakeholders. The award is a crowning glory of international law.

  4. Van Dijk:

    It was amazing, there are a couple of players like him (Messi) who are fantastic. I'm proud of what I've achieved with Liverpool and Holland. It's going to be tough (to win the award) when these guys are around.

  5. Shawn Manning:

    Nowhere in the act, however, does it offer combat benefits for service members permanently disabled in attacks inspired or motivated by foreign terrorist organizations. Although subsequent and guidance may change, currently, the Board has no authority to award V1/V3 (service related) designation to soldiers disabled during the Fort Hood attack.

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