What does reward mean?

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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

  2. Reward(noun)

    regard; respect; consideration

  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

  4. Reward(noun)

    hence, the fruit of one's labor or works

  5. Reward(noun)

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

  6. Origin: [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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  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. Taoist Saying:

    The journey is the reward.

  2. Claudianus:

    Virtue is indeed its own reward.

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Adversity is the evil twin of reward.

  4. Cometan:

    Do always, without thought of reward.

  5. Gabriel Salvador:

    My reward will be sitting at the fight.

Images & Illustrations of reward

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