Award winning wines with their medals.
- The definition of award is something you receive for doing well.
A plaque you receive for volunteering the most hours at a shelter is an example of an award.
- Award is defined as to present something like a prize or certificate to a person who has earned it.
An example of award is when you hand out trophies to the winning team.
- to give by the decision of a law court or arbitrator: the plaintiff was awarded damages
- to give as the result of judging the relative merits of those in competition; grant: to award a prize for the best essay
Origin of awardMiddle English awarden ; from Anglo-French awarder ; from Anglo-Norman eswarder ; from es- (; from Classical Latin ex) + Germanic an unverified form wardon: see warn
- a decision, as by a judge or arbitrator
- something that is awarded; prize
transitive verba·ward·ed, a·ward·ing, a·wards
- To grant as merited or due: awarded prizes to the winners.
- To grant an amount or other benefit legally due: awarded damages to the plaintiff.
- Something awarded or granted, as for merit.
- An amount or other benefit granted as legally due.
Origin of awardMiddle English awarden, from Anglo-Norman awarder, to decide (a legal case), variant of Old North French eswarder : es-, out (from Latin ex; see ex–) + warder, to judge, guard; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots.
- (law) A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted.
- (law) The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that which is warded.
- A trophy or medal; something that denotes an accomplishment, especially in a competition. A prize or honor based on merit.
- (Australia, NZ, industrial relations) A negotiated minimum wage that is set for a particular trade or industry; an industrial award.
(third-person singular simple present awards, present participle awarding, simple past and past participle awarded)
- (law) 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.
- (intransitive) To determine; to make or grant an award.
- to give an award (prize) for merit
- He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.