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Award Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a grant made by a law court; "he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court"
  • a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
  • something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery; "the prize was a free trip to Europe"
  • give, especially as a reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
  • give on the basis of merit; "Funds are granted to qualified researchers"
  • bestow an honor upon

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a grant made by a law court; "he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court" ,
  • a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery" ,
  • something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery; "the prize was a free trip to Europe"

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Award Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An award is something given to a person or group of people to recongise that they have done something very good. Usual awards are medals, trophies or ribbons, for example. Sometimes awards are called prizes, such as the Nobel Prize.

Awards can be given by any person or institution. Governments and militaries often give awards to their citizens for contributions they have made to the nation. This recognition can be given during the person's lifetime or even after they have died. In the United States if a military member receives a posthumous award it is generally presented to their family members or next of kin. This can include medals like the Medal of Honor; promotions to the next higher grade or naming a building or ship after them.

Some entertainment awards are:



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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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