American construction companies were awarded contracts worth millions.
awarded $3.8 million in his civil case, King opened a rap label, but it folded a few years later.
To date, the foundation has awarded over $30 million to over 700 family literacy programs in 49 states.
late 14c., "decide after careful observation," from Anglo-French awarder, from Old North French eswarder (Old French esguarder) "decide, examine" (after careful consideration), from es- "out" + guarder "to watch" (see guard (n.)). Related: Awarded; awarding.
late 14c., "decision after consideration," from Anglo-French award, Old French esguard, from esguarder (see award (v.)). Meaning "something awarded" is first attested 1590s.