A·ward v. t. [imp. & p. p. Awarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Awarding.] 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 complainant.
The wrongful sentence, and award a new. --Dryden.
A·ward, v. i. To determine; to make an award.
1. A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted.“Impatient for the award.”
An award had been given against. --Gilpin.
2. The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that which is warded.
n 1: a grant made by a law court; "he criticized the awarding of
compensation by the court" [syn: awarding]
2: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an
award for bravery" [syn: accolade, honor, honour, laurels]
3: something given for victory or superiority in a contest or
competition or for winning a lottery; "the prize was a
free trip to Europe" [syn: prize]
v 1: give, especially as a reward; "bestow honors and prizes at
graduation" [syn: present]
2: give on the basis of merit; "Funds are granted to qualified
researchers" [syn: grant]
3: bestow an honor upon