WORD ORIGIN 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. noun something awarded, as a payment or medal. . Law a decision after consideration; a judicial sentence. the decision of arbitrators on a matter submitted to them. Origin of award 1250–1300;
Middle English awarden
a- a- 4
Old English weardian
awarder Related forms a·ward·a·bil·i·ty, noun a·ward·a·ble, adverb a·ward·er, noun mis·a·ward, verb (used with object) su·per·a·ward, noun un·a·ward·a·ble, adjective un·a·ward·ed, adjective well-a·ward·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un-awarded verb (tr) to give (something due), esp as a reward for merit to award prizes law to declare to be entitled, as by decision of a court of law or an arbitrator noun something awarded, such as a prize or medal an award for bravery (in Australia and New Zealand) the amount of an award wage (esp in the phrase above award) law the decision of an arbitrator a grant made by a court of law, esp of damages in a civil action Derived Forms awardable, adjective awardee, noun awarder, 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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Word Origin and History for un-awarded v.
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. n.
late 14c., "decision after consideration," from Anglo-French
award, Old French esguard, from esguarder (see award (v.)). Meaning "something awarded" is first attested 1590s.
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