Re*ward" (?), n. [See Reward,
v., and cf. Regard, n.]
1. Regard; respect; consideration.
Take reward of thine own value.
2. That which is given in return for good or
evil done or received; esp., that which is offered or given in return
for some service or attainment, as for excellence in studies, for the
return of something lost, etc.; recompense; requital.
Thou returnest Milton.
From flight, seditious angel, to receive
Thy merited reward.
Rewards and punishments do always presuppose
something willingly done well or ill. Hooker.
3. Hence, the fruit of one's labor or
The dead know not anything, neither have they any more
a reward. Eccl. ix. 5.
4. (Law) Compensation or remuneration
for services; a sum of money paid or taken for doing, or forbearing to
do, some act. Burrill.
Syn. -- Recompense; compensation; remuneration; pay;
requital; retribution; punishment.
Re*ward" (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Rewarded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Rewarding.] [OF. rewarder, another form of
regarder, of German origin. The original sense is, to look at,
regard, hence, to regard as worthy, give a reward to. See Ward,
Regard.] To give in return, whether good or evil; --
commonly in a good sense; to requite; to recompense; to repay; to
After the deed that is done, one doom shall
Mercy or no mercy as truth will accord.
Thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have
rewarded thee evil. 1 Sam. xxiv. 17.
I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will
reward them that hate me. Deut. xxxii.
God rewards those that have made use of the
single talent. Hammond.