[ uh-wawrd ]
/ əˈwɔrd /
verb (used with object)
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
a·ward·a·bil·i·ty, nouna·ward·a·ble, adverba·ward·er, nounmis·a·ward, verb (used with object)
su·per·a·ward, nounun·a·ward·a·ble, adjectiveun·a·ward·ed, adjectivewell-a·ward·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for awarder
This custom is according to the ancient belief that "might is right," and that Heaven itself is the awarder of victory and defeat.Stars of the Opera|Mabel Wagnalls
British Dictionary definitions for awarder
/ (əˈwɔːd) /
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
Derived Formsawardable, adjectiveawardee, nounawarder, noun
Word Origin for award
C14: from Anglo-Norman awarder, from Old Northern French eswarder to decide after investigation, from es- ex- 1 + warder to observe; see ward
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