A*ward" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Awarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Awarding.] [OF. eswarder to look at, consider, decide, judge; es (L. ex) + warder, garder, to observe, take heed, keep, fr. OHG. wartn to watch, guard. See Ward.]

To give by sentence or judicial determination; to assign or apportion, after careful regard to the nature of the case; to adjudge; as, the arbitrators awarded damages to the complainant.

To review The wrongful sentence, and award a new. Dryden.


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A*ward", v. i.

To determine; to make an ~.


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A*ward", n. [Cf. OF. award, awart, esgart. See Award, v. t.]


A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted.

"Impatient for the award."


An award had been given against. Gilpin.


The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that which is warded.



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