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Meaning of AWARD

Pronunciation:  u'word

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a grant made by a law court; "he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court"
  2. [n]  a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
  3. [n]  something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition; "the prize was a free trip to Europe"
  4. [v]  give, esp. as a reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
  5. [v]  give on the basis of merit; "Funds are granted to qualified researchers"
  6. [v]  bestow an honor upon

AWARD is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: accolade, awarding, grant, honor, honour, laurels, present, prize
 See Also: academic degree, allocate, apportion, approval, bestow, cachet, certificate, citation, commendation, confer, crown, decorate, decoration, degree, Emmy, fellowship, gift, grant, gratuity, honor, honorable mention, honour, jackpot, laurel wreath, letter, medal, medallion, mention, Nobel prize, Oscar, palm, pennant, pension, pension off, Prix de Rome, Prix Goncourt, prize money, reward, ribbon, scholarship, seal, seal of approval, subsidisation, subsidization, symbol, trophy, varsity letter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A*ward"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Awarded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Awarding}.] [OF. eswarder to look at, consider, decide,
    judge; es (L. ex) + warder, garder, to observe, take heed,
    keep, fr. OHG. wart[=e]n to watch, guard. See {Ward}.]
    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
          To review The wrongful sentence, and award a new.
  2. \A*ward"\, v. i.
    To determine; to make an award.
  3. \A*ward"\, n. [Cf. OF. award, awart, esgart. See {Award},
    v. t.]
    1. A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The
       decision of arbitrators in a case submitted.``Impatient
       for the award.'' --Cowper.
             An award had been given against.      --Gilpin.
    2. The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that
       which is warded. --Bouvier.
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