What does reward mean?

Definitions for reward
rɪˈwɔrdre·ward

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wages, reward, payoffnoun

    a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

    "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"

  2. rewardnoun

    payment made in return for a service rendered

  3. reward, reinforcementnoun

    an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

  4. rewardnoun

    the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property

  5. advantage, rewardverb

    benefit resulting from some event or action

    "it turned out to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity"

  6. honor, honour, rewardverb

    bestow honor or rewards upon

    "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"

  7. reinforce, rewardverb

    strengthen and support with rewards

    "Let's reinforce good behavior"

  8. reward, repay, pay backverb

    act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rewardverb

    to give in return, whether good or evil; -- commonly in a good sense; to requite; to recompense; to repay; to compensate

    Etymology: [OF. rewarder, another form of regarder, of German origin. The original sense is, to look at, regard, hence, to regard as worthy, give a reward to. See Ward, Regard.]

  2. Rewardnoun

    regard; respect; consideration

    Etymology: [OF. rewarder, another form of regarder, of German origin. The original sense is, to look at, regard, hence, to regard as worthy, give a reward to. See Ward, Regard.]

  3. Rewardnoun

    that which is given in return for good or evil done or received; esp., that which is offered or given in return for some service or attainment, as for excellence in studies, for the return of something lost, etc.; recompense; requital

    Etymology: [OF. rewarder, another form of regarder, of German origin. The original sense is, to look at, regard, hence, to regard as worthy, give a reward to. See Ward, Regard.]

  4. Rewardnoun

    hence, the fruit of one's labor or works

    Etymology: [OF. rewarder, another form of regarder, of German origin. The original sense is, to look at, regard, hence, to regard as worthy, give a reward to. See Ward, Regard.]

  5. Rewardnoun

    compensation or remuneration for services; a sum of money paid or taken for doing, or forbearing to do, some act

    Etymology: [OF. rewarder, another form of regarder, of German origin. The original sense is, to look at, regard, hence, to regard as worthy, give a reward to. See Ward, Regard.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reward

    rē-wawrd′, n. that which is given in return for good or evil: recompense: retribution: the fruit of one's own labour: regard: requital: remuneration: guerdon: consideration.—v.t. to give in return: to requite, whether good or evil: to punish: (B.) to recompense: to compensate: to notice carefully: to watch over.—adj. Rewar′dable, capable or worthy of being rewarded.—n. Rewar′dableness.—adv. Rewar′dably.—n. Rewar′der, one who rewards.—adjs. Reward′ful, yielding reward; Reward′less, having or receiving no reward. [O. Fr. rewarder, reswarder, regarderre-, again, warder, guarder, to guard; of Teut. origin.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Reward

    An object or a situation that can serve to reinforce a response, to satisfy a motive, or to afford pleasure.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. reward

    A recompense given for the performance of a meritorious or gallant act; as, the soldiers were rewarded with medals for their gallantry. In the U. S. service a reward of $30 is paid for the apprehension of a deserter.

Editors Contribution

  1. reward

    A positive or motivating act or gift given to thank, encourage or motivate a person.

    The reward for all her fantastic effort was gratefully received as it was so deserved.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reward' in Nouns Frequency: #1454

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reward' in Verbs Frequency: #871

Anagrams for reward »

  1. Drawer

  2. Redraw

  3. Warder

  4. Warred

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reward in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of reward in a Sentence

  1. Josh Alpert:

    We were trying to figure out a way to reward Lyft for having better business practices and not violating our laws, sadly, at the end of the day, it didn't make a difference.

  2. Rob Pemberton:

    There are signs of capitulation in commodities and emerging markets, though these remain an investment only for (those) with a high risk/reward tolerance.

  3. Nowadays Finley:

    When it's 7:30 in the morning and those girls are all excited waving at the door, that's my reward.

  4. P. Douglas Small:

    When we go to our secret place, God races there ahead of us. Sometimes He doesn't even disclose His presence. Jesus notes, He that sees in secret will reward openly. God hides in our prayer closet and then manifests Himself in the public square. The private moments of surrender translate into public God-moments punctuated with His Presence.

  5. Noah Blackstein:

    Higher rates in the bond market will get people who need income out of the equity market, and the equity market will start to reward businesses for growth and return on equity. It can't just be about paying dividends and buying back your own stock.

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