Definition of Award

1. Noun. A grant made by a law court. "He criticized the awarding of compensation by the court"

Exact synonyms: Awarding
Generic synonyms: Grant, Subsidisation, Subsidization
Specialized synonyms: Addiction
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



2. Verb. Give, especially as an honor or reward. "Bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
Exact synonyms: Present
Generic synonyms: Allocate, Apportion
Specialized synonyms: Certificate, Bestow, Confer
Derivative terms: Presentation

3. Noun. A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction. "An award for bravery"

4. Verb. Give as judged due or on the basis of merit. "They award them the money"; "Funds are granted to qualified researchers"
Exact synonyms: Grant
Specialized synonyms: Pension, Pension Off
Generic synonyms: Give
Derivative terms: Grant, Grantee

5. Noun. Something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery. "The prize was a free trip to Europe"
Exact synonyms: Prize
Generic synonyms: Gift
Specialized synonyms: Scholarship, Fellowship, Gratuity, Door Prize, Jackpot, Prize Money, Premium

Definition of Award

1. v. t. To give by sentence or judicial determination; to assign or apportion, after careful regard to the nature of the case; to adjudge; as, the arbitrators awarded damages to the complainant.

2. v. i. To determine; to make an award.

3. n. A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted.

Definition of Award

1. Noun. (legal) A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that which is warded. ¹

3. Noun. A trophy or medal; something that denotes an accomplishment, especially in a competition. A prize or honor based on merit. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) Care, keeping. ¹

5. Noun. (Australia industrial relations) A negotiated minimum wage that is set for a particular trade or industry; an industrial award. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive legal) To give by sentence or judicial determination; to assign or apportion, after careful regard to the nature of the case; to adjudge; as, the arbitrators awarded damages to the complainant. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To determine; to make or grant an award. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) to give an award (prize) for merit ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Award

1. to grant as due or merited [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Award

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf (1899)
"their award, declined that office ; for thereupon they ceased to be arbitrators.* § 81. Pleadings. Where the action is assumpsit upon a submission by parol, ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1910)
"If this objection to the award is to be overruled, it must be on the supposition that ... There is certainly a want of precision in this part of the award, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"2dly, that the arbitrators made no award. 3dly, that although the arbitrators did make and publish their award, (which was set out in the plea, and directed ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"On the other, it is argued that the clause which declares the award final upon all questions of law and fact involved in the cause, forbids any inquiry here ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature by William Johnson (1865)
"The defendant gave notice that he should prove at wv- the trial, that the arbitrators, or a major part of them, did not make an award, &c. according to the ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Roger Meeson, William Newland Welsby, John Innes Clark Hare, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber, Horace Binney Wallace (1849)
"The arbitrator, by his award, directed that the verdict entered for the plaintiff should be vacated, and a nonsuit entered :—Held, (Parke, В., ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"In a suit to set aside an award against infants made in suits contesting the ... 4500-4504), and the decree affirming such award, it is error on setting ..."

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