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Meaning of award

a•ward

Pronunciation: (u-wôrd'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to give as due or merited; assign or bestow: to award prizes.
  2. to bestow by judicial decree; assign or appoint by deliberate judgment, as in arbitration: The plaintiff was awarded damages of $100,000.
—n.
  1. something awarded, as a payment or medal.
    1. a decision after consideration; a judicial sentence.
    2. the decision of arbitrators on a matter submitted to them.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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