American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To grant as merited or due: awarded prizes to the winners.
- v. To give as legally due: awarded damages to the plaintiff.
- n. Something awarded or granted, as for merit.
- n. A decision, such as one made by a judge or arbitrator.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To adjudge to be due; assign or bestow as of right; give by judicial determination or deliberate judgment, especially upon arbitration or umpirage: as, to award the prizes at a school examination; the arbitrators awarded him heavy damages.
- To sentence; adjudge or determine the doom of.
- In a general sense, to permit the possession of; allow; allot; yield.
- n. A decision after examination and deliberation; a judicial sentence; especially, the decision of arbitrators on points submitted to them, or the document containing such a decision.
- n. That which is awarded or assigned by such a decision, as a medal for merit, or a sum of money as damages, etc.
- To guard.
- To ward off.
- n. law A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted.
- n. law The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that which is warded.
- n. A trophy or medal; something that denotes an accomplishment, especially in a competition. A prize or honor based on merit.
- n. obsolete Care, keeping.
- n. Australia A negotiated minimum wage that is set for a particular trade or industry; an industrial award.
- v. transitive, law 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.
- v. intransitive To determine; to make or grant an award.
- v. transitive to give an award (prize) for merit
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To give by sentence or judicial determination; to assign or apportion, after careful regard to the nature of the case; to adjudge.
- v. To determine; to make an award.
- n. A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted.
- n. The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that which is warded.
- n. something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
- v. give as judged due or on the basis of merit
- n. a grant made by a law court
- v. give, especially as an honor or reward
- n. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
- From Middle English awarden, from Anglo-Norman awarder, from Medieval Latin *exwardare, from Latin ex ("out") + Medieval Latin wardare, guardare ("to observe, regard, guard"); see ward, guard, regard. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English awarden, from Anglo-Norman awarder, to decide (a legal case), variant of Old North French eswarder : es-, out (from Latin ex; see ex-) + warder, to judge, guard; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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