1. [syn: award, awarding]
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
The wrongful sentence, and award a new. --Dryden.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a grant made by a law court; "he criticized the awarding of
compensation by the court" [syn: award, awarding]