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    award

    award - Dictionary definition and meaning for word award

    Definition
    (noun) a grant made by a law court
    Synonyms : awarding
    Example Sentence
    • he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court
    Definition
    (noun) a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    Synonyms : accolade , honor , honour , laurels
    Example Sentence
    • an award for bravery
    Definition
    (noun) something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    Synonyms : prize
    Example Sentence
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
    Definition
    (verb) give, especially as an honor or reward
    Synonyms : present
    Example Sentence
    • bestow honors and prizes at graduation
    Definition
    (verb) give as judged due or on the basis of merit
    Synonyms : grant
    Example Sentence
    • the referee awarded a free kick to the team
    • the jury awarded a million dollars to the plaintiff
    • Funds are granted to qualified researchers
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