to give as due or merited; assign or bestow:
to award prizes.
to bestow by judicial decree; assign or appoint by deliberate judgment, as in arbitration:
The plaintiff was awarded damages of $100,000.
something awarded, as a payment or medal.
a decision after consideration; a judicial sentence.
the decision of arbitrators on a matter submitted to them.
This custom is according to the ancient belief that “might is right,” and that Heaven itself is the awarder of victory and defeat.
Stars of the Opera Mabel Wagnalls
to give (something due), esp as a reward for merit: to award prizes
(law) to declare to be entitled, as by decision of a court of law or an arbitrator
something awarded, such as a prize or medal: an award for bravery
(in Australia and New Zealand) the amount of an award wage (esp in the phrase above award)
the decision of an arbitrator
a grant made by a court of law, esp of damages in a civil action
late 14c., “decide after careful observation,” from Anglo-French awarder, from Old North French eswarder (Old French esguarder) “decide, examine” (after careful consideration), from es- “out” + guarder “to watch” (see guard (n.)). Related: Awarded; awarding.
late 14c., “decision after consideration,” from Anglo-French award, Old French esguard, from esguarder (see award (v.)). Meaning “something awarded” is first attested 1590s.
to give as due or merited; assign or bestow: to award prizes. to bestow by judicial decree; assign or appoint by deliberate judgment, as in arbitration: The plaintiff was awarded damages of $100,000. something awarded, as a payment or medal. Law. a decision after consideration; a judicial sentence. the decision of arbitrators on a matter […]
having knowledge; conscious; cognizant: aware of danger. informed; alert; knowledgeable; sophisticated: She is one of the most politically aware young women around. Contemporary Examples During the primary, she stated that U.S. laws “come from God,” and judges must be aware of that when deciding cases. How Long Can the Republicans Hide The Crazy? Dean Obeidallah […]
the state or condition of being aware; having knowledge; consciousness: The object of the information drive is to raise awareness of what spreads HIV/AIDS. Contemporary Examples Suffice it to say that awareness of the risks of giving offense produces a chilling effect on the ground in Russia. Don’t You Dare Call Russians Thin-Skinned! Liesl Schillinger […]
- Awareness band
noun a rubber, plastic, or fabric wristband on which an embossed slogan is written, often sold to raise awareness for charitable causes; also called awareness bracelet Examples Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong are the most popular awareness bands. Word Origin based on awareness ribbon