Definition of Accolade

1. Noun. A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction. "An award for bravery"




Definition of Accolade

1. Noun. An expression of approval; praise. ¹

2. Noun. A special acknowledgment; an award. ¹

3. Noun. An embrace of greeting or salutation. ¹

4. Noun. (context: historical) A salutation marking the conferring of knighthood, consisting of an embrace or a kiss, and a slight blow on the shoulders with the flat of a sword. ¹

5. Noun. (context: music) A brace used to join two or more staves. ¹

6. Noun. (context: US military) Written Presidential certificate recognizing service by personnel who died or were wounded in action between 1917 and 1918, or who died in service between 1941 and 1947, or died of wounds received in Korea between June 27, 1950 and July 27, 1954. Service of civilians who died overseas or as a result of injury or disease contracted while serving in a civilian capacity with the United States Armed Forces during the dates and/or in areas prescribed is in like manner recognized. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To embrace or kiss in salutation. ¹

8. Verb. (context: transitive historical) To confer a knighthood on. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Accolade

1. to praise [v -LADED, -LADING, -LADES] - See also: praise

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accolade

acclivity
acclivous
accloy
accloyed
accloying
accloys
accoast
accoasted
accoasting
accoasts
accoied
accoil
accoiled
accoiling
accoils
accolade (current term)
accoladed
accolades
accolading
accole forms
accoll
accolled
accolling
accolls
accoma
accomas
accombination
accombinations
accommodability
accommodable

Literary usage of Accolade

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1. The Life of Henry Irving by Austin Brereton (1908)
"... the honour—Irving receives the accolade— His description of the scene—" It gives me very great pleasure, sir"— Address from his fellow-players—His ..."

2. Winning his spurs by George Alfred Henty (1882)
"THE accolade. . IT was now a. year since they had left England, and Cuthbert had much grown and widened out in the interval, and had never neglected an ..."

3. The history of chivalry, or Knighthood and its times by Charles Mills (1825)
"... to receive the accolade Knights made in the Battle Field Inconveniences of this Knights of Mines General Ceremonies of Degradation Ceremonies in England ..."

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