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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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  • AP source: Lynx's Moore has won WNBA MVP award
    Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. Moore will receive the award Thursday night in Minnesota before the Lynx face San Antonio in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals. It means so much to have the respect of the people who watch the game Read more on this news related to 'Award'
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  • LeBron James Named the Overall Hickok Belt(R) Award Winner for 2013
    A panel of National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association voters has chosen Miami Heat forward LeBron James as the overall Hickok Belt Award winner for 2013. This marks the second year in a row that ... Read more on this news related to 'Award'

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