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.
2. Law. a. a decision after consideration; a judicial sentence.
b. the decision of arbitrators on a matter submitted to them.