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  

Matched Categories

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

How to pronounce award?

How to say award in sign language?

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. Emma Watson:

    I think I'm being given this award because of who Belle is and what she represents. The villagers in our fairytale wanted to make Belle believe the world was smaller than the way that she saw it, with fewer opportunities for her. I love playing someone who didn't listen to any of that.

  2. International Affairs Brandon Belford:

    There could be situations where some of the non-Havana markets would not be hotly contested, we will likely be in a position to make those determinations and award those frequencies to U.S. carriers in a shorter timeline.

  3. Best KissAshton Sanders:

    This award is bigger than Jharrel and I. This represents more than a kiss, it represents those who feel like the others, the misfits, this represents us.

  4. Blake Shelton:

    Some of the most exciting things thats happened for me in recent times is seeing artists that Ive worked with on this show have some success, whether its getting a record deal, whether its winning an award, whatever it is, being nominated for awards those are the things that keep me coming back here as a coach on.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I was given the biggest award by the Marines the other day, one of the biggest civilian awards by the Marines the other day, i was with all of the Marines, I was with the new head of the joint chiefs of staff, he's a very impressive guy, at the Waldorf Astoria the other night. I was given one of the most distinguished awards, which was a great honor for me.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

award#1#1367#10000

Translations for award

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for award »

Translation

Find a translation for the award definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these award definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "award." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 7 Dec. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/award>.

    Are we missing a good definition for award? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    award

    Credit »

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
    • A. arbalist
    • B. maculation
    • C. volubility
    • D. instigation

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for award: