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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a grant made by a law court;
- Example: "he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court"
[syn: award, awarding]

2. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction;
- Example: "an award for bravery"
[syn: award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels]

3. something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery;
- Example: "the prize was a free trip to Europe"
[syn: prize, award]


VERB (2)

1. give, especially as an honor or reward;
- Example: "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
[syn: award, present]

2. give as judged due or on the basis of merit;
- Example: "the referee awarded a free kick to the team"
- Example: "the jury awarded a million dollars to the plaintiff";"Funds are granted to qualified researchers"
[syn: award, grant]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] To review The wrongful sentence, and award a new. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Award \A*ward"\, v. i. To determine; to make an award. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 against. --Gilpin. [1913 Webster] 2. The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that which is warded. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

award n 1: a grant made by a law court; "he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court" [syn: award, awarding] 2: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery" [syn: award, 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, award] v 1: give, especially as an honor or reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation" [syn: award, present] 2: give as judged due or on the basis of merit; "the referee awarded a free kick to the team"; "the jury awarded a million dollars to the plaintiff";"Funds are granted to qualified researchers" [syn: award, grant]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

133 Moby Thesaurus words for "award": Academy Award, Christmas present, Nobel Prize, Oscar, accolade, accommodation, accord, accordance, action, administer, afford, allocate, allot, allow, apportion, assign, awarding, badge, bays, bestow, bestow on, bestowal, bestowment, birthday present, booby prize, box, cadeau, communicate, communication, concede, concession, condemnation, confer, conferment, conferral, consideration, consolation prize, contribution, deal, deal out, decision, decoration, decree, deliverance, delivery, determination, diagnosis, dictum, dish out, dispense, distinction, dole, dole out, donate, donation, doom, dower, endow, endow with, endowment, endue, extend, fairing, finding, first prize, fork out, furnish, furnishment, gift, gift with, gifting, give, give freely, give out, giving, grant, granting, hand out, handsel, heap, help to, impart, impartation, impartment, investiture, issue, jackpot, kudos, laurels, lavish, let have, liberality, mete, mete out, oblation, offer, offering, order, peace offering, pour, precedent, present, presentation, presentment, prize, proffer, prognosis, pronouncement, provision, rain, render, resolution, reward, ruling, second prize, sentence, serve, shell out, shower, slip, snow, subscription, supplying, surrender, sweepstakes, tender, tribute, trophy, verdict, vouchsafe, vouchsafement, white elephant, yield