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      vb   tr  
1    to give (something due), esp. as a reward for merit  
to award prizes     
2      (Law)   to declare to be entitled, as by decision of a court of law or an arbitrator  
3    something awarded, such as a prize or medal  
an award for bravery     
4    (in Australia and New Zealand) the amount of an award wage (esp. in the phrase above award)  
5      (Law)  
a    the decision of an arbitrator  
b    a grant made by a court of law, esp. of damages in a civil action  
     (C14: from Anglo-Norman awarder, from Old Northern French eswarder to decide after investigation, from es- ex-1 + warder to observe; see ward)  
  awardable      adj  
  awardee      n  
  awarder      n  

Academy Award  
      n      the official name for an       Oscar  
award wage  
      n   (in Australia and New Zealand) statutory minimum pay for a particular group of workers,   (Sometimes shortened to)    award  
Queen's Award  
      n   either of two awards instituted by royal warrant (1976) for a sustained increase in export earnings by a British firm (Queen's Award for Export Achievement) or for an advance in technology (Queen's Award for Technological Achievement)  
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award for the best dog in a dog show
At French dog shows they use the English expression
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