Definition of "award" []

  • To grant as merited or due: awarded prizes to the winners. (verb-transitive)
  • To give as legally due: awarded damages to the plaintiff. (verb-transitive)
  • Something awarded or granted, as for merit. (noun)
  • A decision, such as one made by a judge or arbitrator. (noun)
  • To give (something due), esp as a reward for merit (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To declare to be entitled, as by decision of a court of law or an arbitrator (verb)
  • Something awarded, such as a prize or medal (noun)
  • (in Australia and New Zealand) the amount of an award wage (esp in the phrase above award) (noun)
  • The decision of an arbitrator (noun)
  • A grant made by a court of law, esp of damages in a civil action (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "award" in a sentence
  • "Ronnie Barron, an agent with the UT & TSU Extension in Cheatham County, can add the title award-winning photographer to his list of many accomplishments."
  • "But on reflection does it not just show what sort of world we live in when the award is actually given to them?"
  • "This award is arguably the most prestigious offered to a contemporary designer in Australia, with a prize of $30,000."