Word of the Day: Reward

re-ward / rəˈwôrd




  1. to present with a thing or token as a symbol of accomplishment, service, merit, etc.

Hard work should be rewarded with good food.

from ‘ The Pillars of the Earth’ by Ken Follett, 1949-


  1. to recompense for service, etc.

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth – and truth rewarded me.

Simone de Beauvoir, 1908-1986




  1. a thing given as a symbol of service, merit, etc.

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

Princess Diana, 1961-1997


  1. an amount of money offered for the capture of a criminal, the return of something lost, etc.
In almost a quarter of Miami-area cases, rewards go unclaimed.
Maria Wollan, ?-