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I UK [əˈwɔː(r)d] / US [əˈwɔrd] noun [countable]
Word forms "award":
singular award plural awards
1) a prize or other reward that is given to someone who has achieved something

She won the Player of the Year award.

award for:

an award for outstanding services to the industry

a) an amount of money that the government or another organization gives to someone so that they are able to do something

Students may apply for an award for payment of fees.

a major academic award

b) an amount of money or a judgment given by a court of law

an award of major damages/compensation

II UK [əˈwɔː(r)d] / US [əˈwɔrd] verb [transitive]
Word forms "award":
present tense I/you/we/they award he/she/it awards present participle awarding past tense awarded past participle awarded
1) to give someone a prize or other reward because they have achieved something

The prize is awarded annually.

Students who complete the course successfully will be awarded a diploma.

2) to officially give someone an amount of money so that they are able to do something

After graduation he was awarded a scholarship to do research.

a) to officially give someone a contract
b) to make a legal decision to give someone an amount of money, for example because they have been injured

Damages awarded for loss of future earnings can be substantial.

3) to make a legal decision to give someone the right to do something, for example to care for a child
award someone something:

A High Court judge awarded her custody of the children.

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • award — 1 vt [Anglo French awarder agarder to look at, decide on, impose, alteration of Old French esguarder to look at, from es , intensive prefix + guarder to guard] 1: to give in accordance with a judicial or administrative determination or decision… …   Law dictionary

  • Award — 〈[əwɔ:d] m. 6〉 von einem Expertenausschuss verliehener Preis (Academy Award, Design Award, National Book Award) ● der Award für den besten Song wurde einer Boygroup verliehen [engl., „Preis, Auszeichnung“] * * * Award [ə wɔ:d ], der; s, s [engl.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Award — A*ward , n. [Cf. OF. award, awart, esgart. See {Award}, v. t.] 1. A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted. Impatient for the award. Cowper. [1913 Webster] An award had been given… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Award — est une société spécialisée dans la conception et la fabrication de BIOS (Basic Input Output System) pour ordinateurs. La société Award est l une des principales actrices de ce marché et ses BIOS sont très répandus[réf. nécessaire] …   Wikipédia en Français

  • award — award; award·ee; award·er; …   English syllables

  • Award — A*ward , v. i. To determine; to make an award. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Award — A*ward , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Awarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Awarding}.] [OF. eswarder to look at, consider, decide, judge; es (L. ex) + warder, garder, to observe, take heed, keep, fr. OHG. wart[=e]n to watch, guard. See {Ward}.] To give by sentence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Award — [ə wɔ:d] der; s, s <aus engl. award »Urteil, Entscheidung«> die schiedsgerichtliche Entscheidung (im angloamerik. Rechtskreis) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • award — vb *grant, accord, vouchsafe, concede Analogous words: bestow, confer, present, *give: assign, *allot, apportion, allocate: adjudicate, adjudge, *judge, arbitrate award n prize, *premium …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • award — [n] prize or reward accolade, adjudication, allotment, bestowal, citation, conferment, conferral, decision, decoration, decree, distinction, donation, endowment, feather in cap*, gift, gold, gold star*, grant, honor, order, presentation,… …   New thesaurus

  • award — [ə wôrd′] vt. [ME awarden < Anglo Fr awarder < Anglo Norm eswarder < es (< L ex) + Gmc * wardon: see WARN] 1. to give by the decision of a law court or arbitrator [the plaintiff was awarded damages] 2. to give as the result of judging …   English World dictionary

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