Commentary: AWARD[+event] The awarding of something. Usually appears as "awarding" instead of "award". Often used in a legal sense. The resultative noun of the verb "to award".
He criticized the award of compensation to the defendant.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: A tangible symbol that represents approval or distinction. Use this sense only when the physical object is being referred to.
John left his two Academy Awards on the coffee table to impress visitors.
The President pinned the award on my uniform.
I've reserved a room for my various trophies and awards.
My award for the pie-eating contest was $20 in the form of a big paper check.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2
Commentary: An intangible prize that represents approval or distinction. Use this sense when there is no physical object referred to, or when it is unclear whether a physical object is involved.
The award for winning the art contest was a free trip to Europe.
At the awards ceremony, the champion was nowhere to be found.
I won a large monetary award after filing a lawsuit against my boss.
John was able to continue his research after applying for several fellowship awards.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3
Commentary: AWARD[+event] The presentation of prizes that represent approval or distinction. Commonly refers to televised events.
Nobody watches the Grammy Awards anymore.
John's mother turned the television off halfway through the Academy Awards.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: -
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)