• A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted.
  • 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.
  • A negotiated minimum wage that is set for a particular trade or industry; an industrial award.


  • To determine; to make or grant an award.
  • To give (an award).
  • To give (a person) an award.
  • To give by sentence or judicial determination; to assign or apportion, after careful regard to the nature of the case; to adjudge


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  • From Middle English awarden, from Anglo-Norman awarder, from Medieval Latin, from Latin ex ("out") + Medieval Latin wardare, guardare; see ward, guard, regard.

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