What does accolade mean?

Definitions for accolade
ˈæk əˌleɪd, -ˌlɑd; ˌæk əˈleɪd, -ˈlɑdac·co·lade

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels(noun)

    a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

    "an award for bravery"


  1. accolade(Noun)

    An expression of approval; praise.

  2. accolade(Noun)

    A special acknowledgment; an award.

  3. accolade(Noun)

    An embrace of greeting or salutation.

  4. accolade(Noun)

    A salutation marking the conferring of knighthood, consisting of an embrace or a kiss, and a slight blow on the shoulders with the flat of a sword.

  5. accolade(Noun)

    A brace used to join two or more staves.

  6. accolade(Noun)

    Written Presidential certificate recognizing service by personnel who died or were wounded in action between 1917 and 1918, or who died in service between 1941 and 1947, or died of wounds received in Korea between June 27, 1950 and July 27, 1954. Service of civilians who died overseas or as a result of injury or disease contracted while serving in a civilian capacity with the United States Armed Forces during the dates and/or in areas prescribed is in like manner recognized.

  7. accolade(Verb)

    To embrace or kiss in salutation.

  8. accolade(Verb)

    To confer a knighthood on.

  9. Origin: * First attested in the 1620's.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accolade(noun)

    a ceremony formerly used in conferring knighthood, consisting am embrace, and a slight blow on the shoulders with the flat blade of a sword

  2. Accolade(noun)

    a brace used to join two or more staves

  3. Origin: [F. accolade, It. accolata, fr. accollare to embrace; L. ad + collum neck.]


  1. Accolade

    Accolade was an American video game developer and publisher of the 1980s and 1990s. Headquartered in San Jose, California, it was founded in 1984 by game industry veterans Alan Miller and Bob Whitehead. Miller and Whitehead founded Accolade after leaving another game developer and publisher they had founded, Activision, the world's first third-party game developer.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Accolade

    ak-ol-ād′, n. a ceremony used in conferring knighthood, formerly an embrace, a kiss, now a slap on the shoulders with the flat of a sword. [Fr.—L. ad, to, collum, neck.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Accolade

    a gentle blow with a sword on the shoulder in conferring knighthood.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accolade in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accolade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chris Kermode:

    He's in his prime, unquestionably at the pinnacle of the game, and fully deserving of this latest accolade, a true credit to our sport.

  2. Republican Representative Paul Gosar:

    To continue honoring Bill Cosby with this prestigious accolade would be an affront to women nationwide, particularly those who were victims of his horrific acts.

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