What is award?

  • (noun): A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction.
    Example: "An award for bravery"
    Synonyms: accolade, honor, honour, laurels
    See also — Additional definitions below


An award is something given to a person or a group of people 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.

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43rd Sustainment Brigade (United States) - Unit Decorations
... Ribbon Award Year Notes Joint Meritorious Unit Award 1996 For Joint Logistics Support Element, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Joint Meritorious Unit Award 2011 For Operation Enduring Freedom ...
1990 Grammy Awards - Trivia
... The award for Best New Artist was awarded to Milli Vanilli ... As a result the award was revoked a few days later ...
Harry Shearer - Awards
... from The Simpsons not to have won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance ... However, he was nominated for the award in 2009 for his performance as Kent Brockman, Lenny, Mr ... He lost the award to Dan Castellaneta ...
B. F. Skinner - List of Awards and Positions
... the Eastern Psychological Association 1958 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, American Psychological Association 1958-1974 Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Harvard University 1964-1974 ... Foundation for Mental Retardation International award 1972 Humanist of the Year Award, American Humanist Society 1972 Creative Leadership in Education ...
Ian McKellen
... He has won multiple Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Academy Award nominations, and five Emmy Award nominations ...

More definitions of "award":

  • (verb): Bestow an honor upon.
  • (noun): A grant made by a law court.
    Synonyms: awarding
  • (verb): Give, especially as a reward.
    Synonyms: present
  • (noun): Something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery.
    Synonyms: prize
  • (verb): Give on the basis of merit.
    Synonyms: grant

Famous quotes containing the word award:

    The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity.
    Robert Graves (1895–1985)