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You know those award shows. The cliche is that it's an honor just to be nominated, but that happens to be true. Whoever wins it in the end, I don't know, sometimes it feels arbitrary. Sometimes it feels like it's deserving.
Hank Azaria

Meaning of "award" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AWARD

From Anglo-Norman awarder, from Old Northern French eswarder to decide after investigation, from es-ex-1 + warder to observe.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AWARD

award  [əˈwɔːd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AWARD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Award is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb award in English.

WHAT DOES AWARD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Award

An award is something given to a person, a group of people, or an organization to recognize their excellence in a certain field; a certificate of excellence. Awards are often signified by trophies, titles, certificates, commemorative plaques, medals, badges, pins, or ribbons. An award may carry a monetary prize given to the recipient; for example, the Nobel Prize for contributions to society or the Pulitzer Prize for literary achievements. An award may also simply be a public acknowledgment of excellence, without any tangible token or prize.

Definition of award in the English dictionary

The first definition of award in the dictionary is to give, esp as a reward for merit. Other definition of award is to declare to be entitled, as by decision of a court of law or an arbitrator. Award is also something awarded, such as a prize or medal.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO AWARD

PRESENT

Present
I award
you award
he/she/it awards
we award
you award
they award
Present continuous
I am awarding
you are awarding
he/she/it is awarding
we are awarding
you are awarding
they are awarding
Present perfect
I have awarded
you have awarded
he/she/it has awarded
we have awarded
you have awarded
they have awarded
Present perfect continuous
I have been awarding
you have been awarding
he/she/it has been awarding
we have been awarding
you have been awarding
they have been awarding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I awarded
you awarded
he/she/it awarded
we awarded
you awarded
they awarded
Past continuous
I was awarding
you were awarding
he/she/it was awarding
we were awarding
you were awarding
they were awarding
Past perfect
I had awarded
you had awarded
he/she/it had awarded
we had awarded
you had awarded
they had awarded
Past perfect continuous
I had been awarding
you had been awarding
he/she/it had been awarding
we had been awarding
you had been awarding
they had been awarding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will award
you will award
he/she/it will award
we will award
you will award
they will award
Future continuous
I will be awarding
you will be awarding
he/she/it will be awarding
we will be awarding
you will be awarding
they will be awarding
Future perfect
I will have awarded
you will have awarded
he/she/it will have awarded
we will have awarded
you will have awarded
they will have awarded
Future perfect continuous
I will have been awarding
you will have been awarding
he/she/it will have been awarding
we will have been awarding
you will have been awarding
they will have been awarding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would award
you would award
he/she/it would award
we would award
you would award
they would award
Conditional continuous
I would be awarding
you would be awarding
he/she/it would be awarding
we would be awarding
you would be awarding
they would be awarding
Conditional perfect
I would have award
you would have award
he/she/it would have award
we would have award
you would have award
they would have award
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been awarding
you would have been awarding
he/she/it would have been awarding
we would have been awarding
you would have been awarding
they would have been awarding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you award
we let´s award
you award
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to award
Past participle
awarded
Present Participle
awarding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AWARD


adward
ədˈwɔːd
bearward
ˈbɛəˌwɔːd
foreward
ˈfɔːˌwɔːd
greensward
ˈɡriːnˌswɔːd
hayward
ˈheɪˌwɔːd
hog-ward
ˈhɒɡˌwɔːd
misaward
ˌmɪsəˈwɔːd
reward
rɪˈwɔːd
sward
swɔːd
untoward
ˌʌntəˈwɔːd
ward
wɔːd
warred
wɔːd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AWARD

awaiter
awaiting
awake
awaked
awaken
awakener
awakening
awanting
award ceremony
award wage
award-winner
award-winning
awardable
awardee
awarder
awards ceremony
aware
awareness
awareness programme
awarn

WORDS THAT END LIKE AWARD

afterward
awkward
backward
coward
downward
Edward
fast forward
fast-forward
forward
homeward
Howard
inward
onward
outward
put forward
steward
straightforward
toward
upward
Woodward

Synonyms and antonyms of award in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AWARD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «award» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of award

Translation of «award» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AWARD

Find out the translation of award to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of award from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «award» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

奖品
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

premio
570 millions of speakers

English

award
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुरस्कार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جائِزَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

награда
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

prêmio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পুরস্কার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

récompense
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Anugerah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Auszeichnung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Penghargaan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phần thưởng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விருது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पुरस्कार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ödül
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

premio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nagroda
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нагорода
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

premiu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βραβείο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

toekenning
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

belöning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pris
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of award

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AWARD»

The term «award» is very widely used and occupies the 2.492 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AWARD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «award» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «award» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about award

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «AWARD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word award.
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Don Ameche
I was surprised I was nominated for an Oscar because 'Cocoon' was such an ensemble picture. But now I'm certain it wasn't only for 'Cocoon.' It was a lifetime award, so I accepted it in that vein, and it probably meant more from a recognition standpoint.
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Hank Azaria
You know those award shows. The cliche is that it's an honor just to be nominated, but that happens to be true. Whoever wins it in the end, I don't know, sometimes it feels arbitrary. Sometimes it feels like it's deserving.
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John Bardeen
My earlier award was also based on a close collaborative effort.
4
Simon Bird
I like to dress up and look nice. I'm not quite at the stage yet financially to do that too often, but it's nice to push the boat out a little bit for award ceremonies and stuff.
5
Kate Bosworth
I used to really want to go on the stage and then the last couple of years I've done some presenting at some award shows. I was so nervous I thought I was going to be sick, so I don't think me on stage for any length of time would work too well.
6
Garth Brooks
The most important days, more than any Grammy award thing or anything, is the day that you're responsible for snacks after the game.
7
Bobby Cannavale
I've never won an award for anything, and I think it's weird. I mean, that's really cool but it's strange to think you could get an award for acting. I always thought that was strange.
8
Mariah Carey
Forget the image, forget the ensemble, forget the rumours, forget the short skirts, the big hair, whatever! I owe this to the fans and I will never forget you so I want to accept this award on behalf of all of you.
9
Damien Chazelle
I handle screenings and award ceremonies really badly.
10
John Cusack
If you wanna give me an award, I'll take it. Just don't make me go to the party afterwards.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AWARD»

Discover the use of award in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to award and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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100 Amazing Award-Winning Science Fair Projects
Suggests ideas for unique science fair projects under such headings as "chemists & cooks" and "eye & mind."
Glen Vecchione, 2005
2
Achieving Your PTLLS Award: A Practical Guide to Successful ...
This accessible book comprehensively covers the new assessment requirements for Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS).
Mary Francis, Jim Gould, 2012
3
The International Effectiveness of the Annulment of an ...
Now, in the first book written on the subject--and a major work unlikely to be superseded for quite some time--the international practitioner and scholar Dr. Hamid G. Gharavi provides a keen, in-depth analysis of the sources, legal and ...
Hamid G. Gharavi, 2002
4
Award-winning Customer Service: 101 Ways to Guarantee Great ...
This book provides fast, proven advice for busy managers and business owners with little time to search for solutions.
Renee Evenson, 2007
5
GCE AS Level Health and Social Care Double Award Book (For Ocr)
Exactly what you need for the new AS Level GCEs in Health and Social Care These six student books are matched to every type of AS Level GCE course students can take - whether it is a single award or double award with Edexcel, OCR or AQA.
Moonie, 2005
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Baldrige Award Winning Quality -- 17th Edition: How to ...
The Definitive Guide to Mastering the Baldrige Award Now in its 17th fully updated edition, this volume is the most widely used and recognized guide to the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Mark Graham Brown, 2008
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Children's Book Award Handbook
Presents information on a variety of children's literature awards and includes brief biographies of their namesakes, including Jane Addams, Randolph Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, and E.B. White.
Diana F. Marks, 2006
8
Edexcel AS GCE Applied ICT Single Award
Linking theory to real IT industry practices so that students feel motivated and engaged, this text covers all course specifications, providing information for both the single and double award.
Sharon Yull, Jenny Lawson, 2005
9
Care Management in Practice for the Registered Manager Award ...
The authors ensure that the title is up-to-date with the latest information, theories and cases studies, all of which is placed clearly in the context of care, so the book is completely focused.
Andrew Thomas, Lynda Mason, Sharon Ford, 2003
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The Complete Guide to Writing Effective and Award Winning ...
The text covers the three key phases of a business proposal--preparation, writing, and presentation--and includes examples of different types and styles of business proposals, such as sales proposals to clients, letters and memos as ...
Jean Wilson Murray, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AWARD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term award is used in the context of the following news items.
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Lionel Messi allegedly refuses best player award at Copa America …
A video which appears to show Copa America tournament organisers removing the Best Player award from the stage at the final has appeared ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Huskies' Budda Baker on watch list for Paul Hornung Award
Washington sophomore Budda Baker has been named to the preseason watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, presented to the nation's most ... «The Seattle Times, Jul 15»
3
BFP's Donoghue wins VT press 1st Amendment award
MONTPELIER – Longtime journalist and educator Mike Donoghue of South Burlington has been selected to receive the Matthew Lyon Award ... «BurlingtonFreePress.com, Jul 15»
4
Upstate teachers given Presidential Award
ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. —Two Anderson County teachers have been given the most prestigious award possible: The Presidential Award ... «WYFF Greenville, Jul 15»
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Shirley Hughes wins lifetime achievement award
Hughes was presented with the award during the Book Trust's Children's Book Week, which runs across the country between 6-12 July. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
RSA to appeal tribunal decision to award former CEO €1.25m
RSA Group General Counsel Derek Walsh this morning said the company was “astonished” by the amount of the award made by the tribunal, ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
7
Dorset Healthwatch wins national award
AWARD WINNERS: Healthwatch staff at the 'Healthwatch Network Awards of Achievement 2015' held in Manchester. Left to right: Martyn ... «Western Gazette, Jul 15»
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Southland Times reporter Logan Savory wins national basketball …
Southland Time sports reporter Logan Savory has won a national award for his coverage of the National Basketball League competition. «The Southland Times, Jul 15»
9
Silke honoured with teaching award
Ms Reeploeg said she was delighted and proud to accept the award, but above all so pleased that international students had had such a good ... «Shetland Times Online, Jul 15»
10
Active ageing award launched
Parliamentary secretary for the elderly Justyne Caruana launched the Active Ageing Award, aimed at honouring the voluntary work carried out ... «MaltaToday, Jul 15»

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