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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AWARD', v.t. [See Guard and Regard.]
To adjudge; to give by sentence or judicial determination; to assign by sentence. This word is appropriately used to express the act of arbitrators in pronouncing upon the rights of parties; as, the arbitrators awarded damages to A. B.
AWARD', v.i. To judge; to determine; to make an award.
AWARD', n.
1. The judgment, or determination of arbitrators, or the paper containing it.
2. Judgment; sentence; determination of points submitted to arbitrators.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a grant made by a law court; "he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court" [syn: award, awarding]
2: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery" [syn: award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels]
3: something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery; "the prize was a free trip to Europe" [syn: prize, award] v
1: give, especially as an honor or reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation" [syn: award, present]
2: give as judged due or on the basis of merit; "the referee awarded a free kick to the team"; "the jury awarded a million dollars to the plaintiff";"Funds are granted to qualified researchers" [syn: award, grant]

Merriam Webster's

I. transitive verb Etymology: 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 Date: 14th century 1. to give by judicial decree or after careful consideration 2. to confer or bestow as being deserved or merited or needed <award scholarships to disadvantaged students> Synonyms: see grant awardable adjective awardee noun awarder noun II. noun Date: 14th century 1. 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 2. something that is conferred or bestowed especially on the basis of merit or need

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v.tr. 1 give or order to be given as a payment, penalty, or prize (awarded him a knighthood; was awarded damages). 2 grant, assign. --n. 1 a payment, penalty, or prize awarded. 2 a judicial decision. Derivatives: awarder n. Etymology: ME f. AF awarder, ult. f. Gmc: see WARD

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Award A*ward", v. i. To determine; to make an award.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Award 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Award 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 complainant. To review The wrongful sentence, and award a new. --Dryden.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(awards, awarding, awarded) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. An award is a prize or certificate that a person is given for doing something well. She presented a bravery award to schoolgirl Caroline Tucker. N-COUNT: oft supp N, N for n 2. In law, an award is a sum of money that a court decides should be given to someone. ...workmen's compensation awards. N-COUNT 3. A pay award is an increase in pay for a particular group of workers. ...this year's average pay award for teachers of just under 8%. N-COUNT 4. If someone is awarded something such as a prize or an examination mark, it is given to them. She was awarded the prize for both films... For his dedication the Mayor awarded him a medal of merit. VERB: be V-ed n, V n n 5. To award something to someone means to decide that it will be given to that person. We have awarded the contract to a British shipyard... A High Court judge had awarded him 6 million damages. VERB: V n to n, V n n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. Adjudge, decree, assign, allot, grant, bestow. II. n. Judgment, decree, adjudication, determination, decision, assignment, allotment, bestowal, gift.

Moby Thesaurus

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