Award - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈwɔːrd|  American pronunciation of the word award
Brit.  |əˈwɔːd|  British pronunciation of the word award


- a grant made by a law court(syn: awarding)
- a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction(syn: accolade, honor, honour, laurels)
- something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery (syn: prize)


- give, especially as an honor or reward (syn: present)
- give as judged due or on the basis of merit(syn: grant)


The judges will award a prize to the best speaker.

The winner was awarded a gold medal.

A prize will be awarded to the student who sells the most tickets.

The jury awarded damages to the defendant.

The company is awarding the contract to the lowest bidder.

He was awarded a patent for his invention.

Will the film win any awards at the festival?

She has won numerous awards for her books.

The judge awarded damages to the victims of the explosion.

He awarded to the Bishop of Vienna four neighbouring cities.

Rosie was in London to receive her award as Mum of the Year.

The hotel's award-winning restaurant specializes in traditional food.

Magnusson presented the £1000 award to the group's chairman.

Moodie has been awarded a golf scholarship at the University of Hawaii.

The judge awarded me first prize.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: award
he/she/it: awards
present participle: awarding
past tense: awarded
past participle: awarded
singular: award
plural: awards
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