award


award
a|ward1 W1S2 [əˈwo:d US -o:rd] n
1.) something such as a prize or money given to someone to reward them for something they have done
award for
the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching
win/receive an award
Rosie was in London to receive her award as Mum of the Year.
The hotel's award-winning restaurant specializes in traditional food.
Magnusson presented the £1000 award to the group's chairman.
2.) something, especially money, that is officially given to someone as a payment or after a legal decision
the teachers' pay award
an award for unfair dismissal
award 2
award2 W3 v [T]
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old North French; Origin: eswarder, from warder 'to guard']
1.) to officially give someone something such as a prize or money to reward them for something they have done
Moodie has been awarded a golf scholarship at the University of Hawaii.
award sb sth
The judge awarded me first prize.
award sth to sb
A Nobel Prize was awarded to Waksman in 1952.
2.) to officially decide that someone should receive a payment or a formal agreement
award sb sth
The government awarded a German company the contract.
award sth to sb
£45,000 was awarded to a typist with an injured hand.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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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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