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Noun: award  u'word
  1. (law) a grant made by a law court
    "he criticized the award of compensation by the court";
    - awarding
  2. A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    "an award for bravery";
    - accolade, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], laurels
  3. Something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    "the award was a free trip to Europe";
    - prize
Verb: award  u'word
  1. Give, especially as an honour or reward
    - 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";
    - grant

Derived forms: awards, awarded, awarding

Type of: allocate, apportion, gift, give, grant, subsidisation [Brit], subsidization, symbol

Encyclopedia: Award