I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, to decide, from Anglo-French awarder, agarder to look at, examine, resolve, from a- (from Latin ad-) + warder, garder to look after, guard — more at guard Date: 14th century 1. to give by judicial decree or after careful consideration 2. to confer or bestow as being deserved or merited or needed <
award scholarships to disadvantaged students
Synonyms: see grantawardable adjectiveawardee nounawarder noun II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a. a judgment or final decision; especially the decision of arbitrators in a case submitted to them b. the document containing the decision of arbitrators 2. something that is conferred or bestowed especially on the basis of merit or need

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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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