(transitive) To embrace or kiss in salutation. (transitive, historical) To confer a knighthood on. (transitive) To confer praise or awards on.
1.any award, honor, or laudatory notice, The play received accolades from the press.
2.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.
3.the ceremony itself.
4.Music. a brace joining several staves.
5.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. strong praise or approval; acclaim
2. an award or honour
3. the ceremonial gesture used to confer knighthood, originally an embrace, now a touch on the shoulder with a sword
4. a rare word for brace (sense 7)
5. (architect) a curved ornamental moulding, esp one having the shape of an ogee arch Word OriginC17, via French and Italian from Vulgar Latin accollāre (unattested) to hug; related to Latin collum neckCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1620s, from French accolade (16c.), from Provençal acolada or Italian accollata, ultimately from noun use of a fem. past participle from Vulgar Latin *accollare "to embrace around the neck," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + collum "neck" (see collar (n.)).The original sense is of an embrace about the neck or the tapping of a sword on the shoulders to confer knighthood. Extended meaning "praise, award" is from 185
2. Also see -ade. Earlier was accoll (mid-14c.), from Old French acolee "an embrace, kiss, especially that given to a new-made knight," from verb acoler. The French noun in the 16c. was transformed to accolade, with the foreign suffix.
In both of them the essential portion seems Modes of to have been the accolade or stroke of the sword.
The " accolade " may etymologically refer to the embrace, accompanied by a blow with the hand, characteristic of the longer form of knighting.
Everywhere else dubbing or the accolade seems to have become obsolete, and no other species of knighthood, if knighthood it can be called, is known except that which is dependent on admission to some particular order.
Despite having won this industry accolade, I have absolutely no intention of resting on my laurels.
It was the biggest accolade in the industry.
Ricky Gervais has broken his award-winning streak, failing to scoop a top accolade for his radio show.
That dubious accolade goes to the nearby city of Durham.
The CEO received accolades for business success.
The New York awards are the media industry's highest accolade.
The win follows her success at Venice and LA, where critics also bestowed Best Actress accolades upon her.
This course has also received numerous accolades from Golf Week's 100 Greatest Modern Courses.
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