What does award mean?

Definitions for award
əˈwɔrdaward

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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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How to say award in sign language?

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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. Lorenzo Soria:

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to honor Ellen DeGeneres with the Carol Burnett Award.

  2. Anne Hathaway:

    It’s an obvious thing, you win an Oscar and you’re supposed to be happy. I didn’t feel that way. I felt wrong that I was standing there in a gown that cost more than some people are going to see in their lifetime, and winning an award for portraying pain that still felt very much a part of our collective experience as human beings, i tried to pretend that I was happy and I got called out on it, big time. That’s the truth and that’s what happened.

  3. Tim Herman:

    This award is unprecedented.

  4. Thomas Barnes:

    We recognize excellence when we see it and if no one is recognized for a particular award, then the standards simply were not met, just because a service member acts heroically doesn't mean they deserve the Congressional Medal of Honor.

  5. Gary Bettman:

    While we are hopeful, it is our goal that we will be able to resume play and award the Stanley Cup. We intend to do so within in a timeframe that will enable us to get back to a full calendar for the 2020-21 season, at the same time we remain focused on the safety of our players, coaches, support staff and arena personnel. We will not set dates, chose sites or begin to play until we know it is appropriate and prudent and we are approved to do so.

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