verb (used with object)
- a decision after consideration; a judicial sentence.
- the decision of arbitrators on a matter submitted to them.
Origin of award
Examples from the Web for award
But I had won the British Award, Best Foreign Actor, so I went.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The award surprised Lewis, but it also struck the right note.
His photography has won more than a hundred awards, including the prestigious Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography.
He declined to award £30 to Miss Manners for her taxi journey but awarded her £10 travel expenses.How A British Aristocrat Used Big Game Hunter’s Sperm To Get Pregnant Without His Permission|Tom Sykes|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The time is ripe—and right—for action to begin that would divest Russia of the World Cup and award it to another nation.
Both these gentlemen, having been members of jury, were not allowed to compete for an award.
The use of heroic metre in prize-poems was traditional; hence the award was an enviable tribute to the blank-verse of Timbuctoo.Early Reviews of English Poets|John Louis Haney
It is not the occasion to award praise or pronounce condemnation.The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield|Emma Elizabeth Brown
They like to pay compliments, but they like not to award dues.A New Atmosphere|Gail Hamilton
Yet a perfectly dispassionate inquirer may perhaps think it by no means clear that the award of execution was illegal.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
- the decision of an arbitrator
- a grant made by a court of law, esp of damages in a civil action
Word Origin for award
late 14c., "decide after careful observation," from Anglo-French awarder, from Old North French eswarder (Old French esguarder) "decide, examine" (after careful consideration), from es- "out" + guarder "to watch" (see guard (n.)). Related: Awarded; awarding.
late 14c., "decision after consideration," from Anglo-French award, Old French esguard, from esguarder (see award (v.)). Meaning "something awarded" is first attested 1590s.