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Award Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    award n
  1. a grant made by a law court; "he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court" [syn: awarding]
  2. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery" [syn: 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" [syn: prize] v
  4. give, especially as a reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation" [syn: present]
  5. give on the basis of merit; "Funds are granted to qualified researchers" [syn: grant]
  6. bestow an honor upon
Award Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Award \A*ward"\, v. i. To determine; to make an award.
Award Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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. An award had been given against. --Gilpin.
  2. The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that which is warded. --Bouvier.
Award Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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 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. To review The wrongful sentence, and award a new. --Dryden.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Award'

An award is something given to a person or a group of people to recognize excellence in a certain field; a certificate of excellence. Awards are often signified by trophies, titles, certificates, commemorative plaques, medals, badges, pins, or ribbons. An award may carry a monetary prize given to the recipient, for example, the Nobel Prize for contributions to society or the Pulitzer Prize for literary achievements. An award may also simply be a public acknowledgment of excellence, without any tangible token or prize.

Awards can be given by any person or institution, although the prestige of an award usually depends on the status of the awarder. Usually, awards are given by an organization of some sort, or by the office of an official within an organization or government. For instance, a special presidential citation (as given by the President of the United States) is a public announcement giving an official place of honor (e.g., President Ronald Reagan gave a special presidential citation in 1984 to the Disney Channel for its excellent children's television programming.)

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* Principal Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul. - Billy Madison

* The salary of the chief executive of the large corporations is not an award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm gesture by the individual to himself. - John Kenneth Galbraith

* I don't fly any awards at the house. Any award you get is usually for something you've done in the past. And I like to keep looking forward. - Garth Brooks

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Award Sample Sentences in News

  • Clayton Kershaw named finalist for 2014 Roberto Clemente Award
    Kershaw, who won the award in 2012, is trying to become the first two-time winner of the award, which began in 1971 (it was named the Commissioner's Award for two years before being named for Clemente after his tragic death in 1972). Kershaw, won his second National League Player of the Week award of the season on Monday, and was also named one of six finalist Read more on this news related to 'Award'
  • Players hold Roberto Clemente Award in highest regard
    Though there are no statistical criteria for Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award, it has become one of baseball's most revered honors since its inception in 1973. The award is presented annually "to the player who demonstrates the values Clemente displayed in his commitment to community and understanding the value of helping others." Read more on this news related to 'Award'
  • Positive Change Effie Award Opens Call for Entries in North America and Europe
    The Positive Change Effie Award, a collaboration of the World Economic Forum and Effie Worldwide, has opened its inaugural call for entries in North America and Europe. Read more on this news related to 'Award'

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