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, awarding(noun)

    a grant made by a law court

    "he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court"

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

    a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

    "an award for bravery"

  3. prize, award(verb)

    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, present(verb)

    give, especially as an honor or reward

    "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"

  5. award, grant(verb)

    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. award(Noun)

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

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

  2. award(Noun)

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

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

  3. award(Noun)

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

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

  4. award(Noun)

    Care, keeping.

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

  5. award(Noun)

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

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

  6. award(Verb)

    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.

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

  7. award(Verb)

    To determine; to make or grant an award.

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

  8. award(Verb)

    to give an award (prize) for merit

    He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Award(verb)

    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

    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.]

  2. Award(verb)

    to determine; to make an award

    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.]

  3. Award(verb)

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

    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.]

  4. Award(verb)

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

    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  

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. Iggy Azalea:

    This award is the first award I've ever won in my entire life, and it means so much to me that it is for best hip-hop because that's what inspired me to move to America and pursue my dreams, and it's what helped me when I was a teenager to escape and to get through my life and to better times.

  2. Clive Davis:

    From all my personal and professional experience with Whitney from Academy Award-nominee late teenage years to Academy Award-nominee tragic premature death, I know the full Whitney Houston story has not yet been told, i am so glad that Anthony McCarten has committed to a no holds barred, musically rich screenplay that finally reveals the whole Whitney whose vocal genius deeply affected the world while Academy Award-nominee fiercely battled the demons that were to be Academy Award-nominee undoing.

  3. Leonardo DiCaprio:

    The SAG Life Achievement Award was The SAG Life Achievement Award.

  4. Mark Meuser:

    By ruling that Yvette Felarca did not demonstrate good faith in filing the restraining order, the court recognized the frivolous nature of Felarca’s actions, the award of attorney fees should send a strong signal that she cannot abuse the court system to silence speech.

  5. Rose McGowan:

    I just think they're douchebags. They're not champions. I just think they're losers. I don't like them, how do I explain the fact that I got a GQ Man of the Year award and no women's magazines and no women's organizations have supported me ?

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