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, payoff(noun)

    a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

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

  2. reward(noun)

    payment made in return for a service rendered

  3. reward, reinforcement(noun)

    an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

  4. reward(noun)

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

  5. advantage, reward(verb)

    benefit resulting from some event or action

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

  6. honor, honour, reward(verb)

    bestow honor or rewards upon

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

  7. reinforce, reward(verb)

    strengthen and support with rewards

    "Let's reinforce good behavior"

  8. reward, repay, pay back(verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reward(verb)

    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. Reward(noun)

    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. Reward(noun)

    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. Reward(noun)

    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. Reward(noun)

    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. President Trump:

    We write symphonies, we pursue innovation. … We reward brilliance. We strive for excellence, and cherish inspiring works of art that honor God, we treasure the rule of law and protect the right to free speech and free expression. … We debate everything, we challenge everything, we seek to know everything so that we can better know ourselves.

  2. George Jean Nathan:

    A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.

  3. Otto Frederick Warmbier:

    I apologize to each and every one of the millions of the Korean people and I beg that you see how I was used and manipulated, my reward for my crime was so much smaller than the rewards that the Z Society and the Friendship United Methodist Church get from the United States Administration.

  4. Donald Kinsey:

    He will work his way through college, pay for his expenses himself and won't ask or need anyone's help, i'm creating this campaign because Richard Jenkins III deserves a reward.

  5. George Washington:

    I do not mean to exclude altogether the idea of patriotism. I know it exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But I will venture to assert, that a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward.

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