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Meaning & Definition of Award in English

English

Award

/əwɔrd/

noun

1. A grant made by a law court

  • "He criticized the awarding of compensation by the court"
    synonym:
  • award
  • ,
  • awarding

2. A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

  • "An award for bravery"
    synonym:
  • award
  • ,
  • accolade
  • ,
  • honor
  • ,
  • honour
  • ,
  • laurels

3. Something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery

  • "The prize was a free trip to europe"
    synonym:
  • prize
  • ,
  • award

verb

1. Give, especially as an honor or reward

  • "Bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
    synonym:
  • award
  • ,
  • present

2. Give as judged due or on the basis of merit

  • "The referee awarded a free kick to the team"
  • "The jury awarded a million dollars to the plaintiff"
  • "Funds are granted to qualified researchers"
    synonym:
  • award
  • ,
  • grant

Examples of using

Despite criticism, the award procedure will not change.
Since 100, eleven female students received the award.
He is the same famous actor who recently won an award.