- to give as due or merited; assign or bestow: to award prizes.
- to bestow by judicial decree; assign or appoint by deliberate judgment, as in arbitration: The plaintiff was awarded damages of $100,000.
- something awarded, as a payment or medal.
- a decision after consideration; a judicial sentence.
- the decision of arbitrators on a matter submitted to them.
Origin of award
Related Words for awardedreward, grant, distribute, confer, bestow, allot, donate, assign, present, allocate, accord, apportion, render, gift, concede, decree, adjudge, endow
Examples from the Web for awarded
Contemporary Examples of awarded
When he is awarded Player of the Match while competing for India in England, he is given champagne at the ceremony.The Story of the World’s Greatest Cricket Player
December 24, 2014
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
December 13, 2014
But only for the family; inmates cannot be awarded more than $10,000 because of an extension of the Son of Sam Law.A Million Ways to Die in Prison
December 8, 2014
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
December 2, 2014
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
November 30, 2014
Historical Examples of awarded
The tragedy competition was over, and the prizes had been awarded.
I never doubted for a moment but that it would be awarded to me unanimously.
Also, in the grand distribution of Austrian prize money, Bismarck was awarded $300,000.Blood and Iron
John Hubert Greusel
Still it was hers, awarded to her because of keenness of brain and faithfulness of action.The Gorgeous Girl
The thing was clear as day, and so they awarded him the stakes.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
- to give (something due), esp as a reward for meritto award prizes
- law to declare to be entitled, as by decision of a court of law or an arbitrator
- something awarded, such as a prize or medalan award for bravery
- (in Australia and New Zealand) the amount of an award wage (esp in the phrase above award)
- 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.