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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)

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.

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."