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 awarded
When he is awarded Player of the Match while competing for India in England, he is given champagne at the ceremony.
At various times, we had spoken about honors--Hitchcock had been awarded the Légion d'Honneur and wore a ribbon in his lapel.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But only for the family; inmates cannot be awarded more than $10,000 because of an extension of the Son of Sam Law.
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
Since 2013, his telecoms company Beijing Xinwei has been awarded several telephone and internet licenses.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This Prize, which is kept up by the interest accruing every three years, has been awarded at Cambridge regularly since 1845.Toronto of Old|Henry Scadding
The second variety is the duracinus, to which, among peaches, "the palm must be awarded."The Peaches of New York|U. P. Hedrick
The Jansenist controversy may perhaps be awarded the merit of provoking this, as far as writing was concerned.
He was awarded a medal for valor on the field of action, but he valued more the wound which he had won in fighting for Italy.Builders of United Italy|Rupert Sargent Holland
He dismissed one hundred and eighty postmen, reinstated them, reprimanded them—and awarded them gratuities.Penguin Island|Anatole France
- 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.