verb \ə-ˈwrd\

: to give (a reward or prize) to someone or something

: to officially decide that someone should get (something)

Full Definition of AWARD

transitive verb
:  to give by judicial decree or after careful consideration
:  to confer or bestow as being deserved or merited or needed <award scholarships to disadvantaged students>
award·able \-ˈwr-də-bəl\ adjective
award·ee \-ˌwr-ˈdē\ noun
award·er \-ˈwr-dər\ noun

Examples of AWARD

  1. The judges will award a prize to the best speaker.
  2. The winner was awarded a gold medal.
  3. A prize will be awarded to the student who sells the most tickets.
  4. The jury awarded damages to the defendant.
  5. The company is awarding the contract to the lowest bidder.
  6. He was awarded a patent for his invention.

Origin of AWARD

Middle English, to decide, from Anglo-French awarder, agarder to look at, examine, resolve, from a- (from Latin ad-) + warder, garder to look after, guard — more at guard
First Known Use: 14th century



: something (such as a prize) that is given to someone or something for being excellent or for doing something that is admired

Full Definition of AWARD

a :  a judgment or final decision; especially :  the decision of arbitrators in a case submitted to them
b :  the document containing the decision of arbitrators
:  something that is conferred or bestowed especially on the basis of merit or need

Examples of AWARD

  1. Will the film win any awards at the festival?
  2. She has won numerous awards for her books.

First Known Use of AWARD

14th century


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