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 Dictionary entry overview: What does accolade mean? 

  The noun ACCOLADE has 1 sense:

1. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

  Familiarity information: ACCOLADE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


accolade; honor; laurels; award; honour

Context example:

an award for bravery

Hypernyms ("accolade" is a kind of...):

symbol (an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "accolade"):

prize; trophy (something given as a token of victory)

Prix de Rome (an annual prize awarded by the French government in a competition of painters and artists and sculptors and musicians and architects; the winner in each category receives support for a period of study in Rome)

Academy Award; Oscar (an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance)

Nobel prize (an annual award for outstanding contributions to chemistry or physics or physiology and medicine or literature or economics or peace)

Emmy (an annual award by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in television)

trophy (an award for success in war or hunting)

decoration; laurel wreath; medal; medallion; palm; ribbon (an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event)

letter; varsity letter (an award earned by participation in a school sport)

honorable mention; mention (an official recognition of merit)

citation; commendation (an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement)

cachet; seal; seal of approval (an indication of approved or superior status)

crown; pennant (the award given to the champion)

academic degree; degree (an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study)

aliyah ((Judaism) the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah)

Prix Goncourt (an award given annually for contributions to French literature)

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