From Middle English awarden, from Anglo-Norman awarder, from Medieval Latin *exwardare, from Latin ex (“out”) + Medieval Latin wardare, guardare (“to observe, regard, guard”); see ward, guard, regard.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈwɔːd/
- (General American) IPA(key): /əˈwɔɹd/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)d
award (plural awards)
- (law) A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted.
- (law) The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that which is warded.
- A trophy or medal; something that denotes an accomplishment, especially in a competition. A prize or honor based on merit.
- (obsolete) Care, keeping.
1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], (please specify the book number), [London]: Enprynted and fynysshed in thabbey Westmestre [by William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur by Syr Thomas Malory; the Original Edition of William Caxton Now Reprinted and Edited with an Introduction and Glossary by H. Oskar Sommer, Ph.D.; with an Essay on Malory’s Prose Style by Andrew Lang, London: Published by David Nutt, in the Strand, 1889, OCLC 890162034:, Bk.VIII, Ch.ix:
- Than the kynge for grete favour made Tramtryste to be put in his doughtyrs awarde and kepying, because she was a noble surgeon.
- (Australia, NZ, industrial relations) A negotiated minimum wage that is set for a particular trade or industry; an industrial award.
1970, Kenneth Frederick Walker, Australian Industrial Relations Systems, page 242:
- The AMIEU[Australian Meat Industry Employees Union] first developed into a powerful organisation in the early years of the twentieth century, and after the first industry-wide collective agreement was made in 1911, collective bargaining prevailed in the industry until 1917, when the employers sought an award from the Queensland Industrial Court. The first award was issued on March 12, 1918.
2000, Mark Wooden, The Transformation of Australian Industrial Relations, page 42:
- A further 17 per cent responded that the agreement replaced ‘most’ aspects of the award, leaving the large majority (67 per cent) claiming that the agreeement replaced only ‘some’ aspects of the award.
decision of arbitrators
trophy or medal
- (transitive, law) To give by sentence or judicial determination; to assign or apportion, after careful regard to the nature of the case; to adjudge
- the arbitrators awarded damages to the complainant
- To review / The wrongful sentence, and award a new.
- (intransitive) To determine; to make or grant an award.
- (transitive) to give an award (prize) for merit
- He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
- (make or grant an award): crown
to give by judicial determination
to make an award
give an award/prize for merit
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- award in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- award in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911