Award is defined as to present something like a prize or certificate to a person who has earned it.(verb)
An example of award is when you hand out trophies to the winning team.
The definition of award is something you receive for doing well.(noun)
A plaque you receive for volunteering the most hours at a shelter is an example of an award.
See award in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME awarden < Anglo-Fr awarder < Anglo-Norm eswarder < es- (< L ex) + Gmc *wardon: see warn
See award in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb a·ward·ed, a·ward·ing, a·wards
Origin: Middle English awarden
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman awarder, to decide (a legal case)
Origin: , variant of Old North French eswarder
Origin: : es-, out (from Latin ex; see ex-)
Origin: + warder, to judge, guard; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots.
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