ALL meanings of accolade

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  • countable noun accolade If someone is given an accolade, something is done or said about them which shows how much people admire them. 3
  • noun accolade strong praise or approval; acclaim 3
  • noun accolade an award or honour 3
  • noun accolade the ceremonial gesture used to confer knighthood, originally an embrace, now a touch on the shoulder with a sword 3
  • noun accolade a curved ornamental moulding, esp one having the shape of an ogee arch 3
  • noun accolade an embrace formerly used in conferring knighthood 3
  • noun accolade a touch on the shoulder with the flat side of a sword, now used in conferring knighthood 3
  • noun accolade anything done or given as a sign of great respect, approval, appreciation, etc. 3
  • noun accolade words of praise 3
  • noun accolade brace1 (sense 13) brace1 (sense 13b) 3
  • noun accolade An award or privilege granted as a special honor or as an acknowledgment of merit. 1
  • noun accolade any award, honor, or laudatory notice: The play received accolades from the press. 1
  • noun accolade a light touch on the shoulder with the flat side of the sword or formerly by an embrace, done in the ceremony of conferring knighthood. 1
  • noun accolade the ceremony itself. 1
  • noun accolade Music. a brace joining several staves. 1
  • noun accolade Architecture. an archivolt or hood molding having more or less the form of an ogee arch. a decoration having more or less the form of an ogee arch, cut into a lintel or flat arch. 1
  • noun accolade praise 1
  • abbreviation ACCOLADE award 1
  • noun accolade An expression of approval; praise. 0
  • noun accolade A special acknowledgment; an award. 0
  • noun accolade An embrace of greeting or salutation. 0
  • noun accolade (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. 0
  • noun accolade (music) A brace used to join two or more staves. 0
  • noun accolade (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. 0
  • noun accolade (architecture) An ornament composed of two ogee curves meeting in the middle, each concave toward its outer extremity and convex toward the point at which it meets the other. Such accolades are either plain or adorned with rich moldings, and are a frequent motive of decoration on the lintels of doors and windows of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, especially in secular architecture. 0
  • verb accolade (Transitive Verb) To embrace or kiss in salutation. 0
  • verb accolade (Transitive Verb) (historical) To confer a knighthood on. 0
  • verb accolade (Transitive Verb) To confer praise or awards on. 0
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