Definition Of award


a prize or other mark of recognition given in honor of an achievement.

the company's annual award for high-quality service

give or order the giving of (something) as an official payment, compensation, or prize to (someone).

he was awarded the Purple Heart

Example Of award

  • award of damages

  • a 1.5 per cent pay award

  • a generous award given to promising young dancers

  • A judge's award of general damages is not intrinsically better than a jury's.

  • Accordingly, no award of compensation was made.

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