- an archivolt or hood molding having more or less the form of an ogee arch.
- a decoration having more or less the form of an ogee arch, cut into a lintel or flat arch.
Origin of accolade
Examples from the Web for accolade
By the way, why is special interests always shady while special needs is practically an accolade?
“Unsung Yugoslavian novelist” is not the sort of accolade that moves a book off of a shelf.
But this year, the cover image has been leaked, unveiling that Kate Upton has won the accolade for a second year straight.Kate Upton’s Second SI Cover, Porn Appears at Fashion Week|The Daily Beast|February 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What has Michelle Obama, by contrast, done over the past year to merit her accolade?
As of now, it is the only hotel that can boast this accolade.
There is nothing to show whence came “dubbing” or the “accolade.”
What sort of an accolade he expected on arriving to keep his passion on its legs, Heaven only knows!Somehow Good|William de Morgan
His shoulder was tingling from the accolade bestowed by royalty.The Trimmed Lamp|O. Henry
Marjory, do you remember when you sat on the throne in the cave, and gave me the accolade?The Mystery of the Sea|Bram Stoker
The accolade of leadership is not inherent in the individual but is conferred on him by the group.The Armed Forces Officer|U. S. Department of Defense
British Dictionary definitions for accolade
Word Origin for accolade
Word Origin and History for accolade
1620s, from French accolade (16c.), from Provençal acolada or Italian accollata, ultimately from noun use of a fem. past participle from Vulgar Latin *accollare "to embrace around the neck," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + collum "neck" (see collar (n.)).
The original sense is of an embrace about the neck or the tapping of a sword on the shoulders to confer knighthood. Extended meaning "praise, award" is from 1852. Also see -ade. Earlier was accoll (mid-14c.), from Old French acolee "an embrace, kiss, especially that given to a new-made knight," from verb acoler. The French noun in the 16c. was transformed to accolade, with the foreign suffix.