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med·al

 (mĕd′l)
n.
1. A flat piece of metal stamped with a design or an inscription commemorating an event or a person, often given as an award.
2. A piece of metal stamped with a religious device, used as an object of veneration or commemoration.
v. med·aled, med·al·ing, med·als also med·alled or med·al·ling Informal
v.intr.
To win a medal, as in a sports contest: "We were the first Americans to medal" (Jill Watson).
v.tr.
To award a medal to.

[French médaille, from Old French, from Italian medaglia, coin worth half a denarius, medal, from Vulgar Latin *medālia, coins worth half a denarius, from Late Latin mediālia, little halves, from neuter pl. of mediālis, of the middle, medial; see medial.]

me·dal′lic (mə-dăl′ĭk) adj.

medal

(ˈmɛdəl)
n
a small flat piece of metal bearing an inscription or image, given as an award or commemoration of some outstanding action, event, etc
vb, -als, -alling or -alled, -als, -aling or -aled
1. (tr) to honour with a medal
2. (General Sporting Terms) (intr) informal (in sport) to win a medal
[C16: from French médaille, probably from Italian medaglia, ultimately from Latin metallum metal]
medallic adj

med•al

(ˈmɛd l)

n., v. -aled, -al•ing or (esp. Brit.) -alled, -al•ling. n.
1. a flat piece of metal, often a disk, bearing an inscription or design and issued as a token of commemoration or as a reward for bravery, merit, or the like.
2. a similar object bearing a religious image, as of a saint.
v.i.
3. to receive a medal, esp. in a sporting event: He medaled in three of four races.
[1580–90; earlier medaille < Middle French < Italian medaglia a copper coin « Late Latin mediālia]

medal


Past participle: medalled
Gerund: medalling

Imperative
medal
medal
Present
I medal
you medal
he/she/it medals
we medal
you medal
they medal
Preterite
I medalled
you medalled
he/she/it medalled
we medalled
you medalled
they medalled
Present Continuous
I am medalling
you are medalling
he/she/it is medalling
we are medalling
you are medalling
they are medalling
Present Perfect
I have medalled
you have medalled
he/she/it has medalled
we have medalled
you have medalled
they have medalled
Past Continuous
I was medalling
you were medalling
he/she/it was medalling
we were medalling
you were medalling
they were medalling
Past Perfect
I had medalled
you had medalled
he/she/it had medalled
we had medalled
you had medalled
they had medalled
Future
I will medal
you will medal
he/she/it will medal
we will medal
you will medal
they will medal
Future Perfect
I will have medalled
you will have medalled
he/she/it will have medalled
we will have medalled
you will have medalled
they will have medalled
Future Continuous
I will be medalling
you will be medalling
he/she/it will be medalling
we will be medalling
you will be medalling
they will be medalling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been medalling
you have been medalling
he/she/it has been medalling
we have been medalling
you have been medalling
they have been medalling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been medalling
you will have been medalling
he/she/it will have been medalling
we will have been medalling
you will have been medalling
they will have been medalling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been medalling
you had been medalling
he/she/it had been medalling
we had been medalling
you had been medalling
they had been medalling
Conditional
I would medal
you would medal
he/she/it would medal
we would medal
you would medal
they would medal
Past Conditional
I would have medalled
you would have medalled
he/she/it would have medalled
we would have medalled
you would have medalled
they would have medalled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.medal - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other eventmedal - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
accolade, honor, laurels, honour, award - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
Congressional Medal of Honor, Medal of Honor - the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'
Distinguished Service Medal - a United States military decoration for meritorious service in wartime duty of great responsibility
Distinguished Service Cross - a United States Army decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy
Navy Cross - a United States Navy decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy
Distinguished Flying Cross - a United States Air Force decoration for heroism while participating in an aerial flight
Air Medal - a United States Air Force decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight
Silver Star, Silver Star Medal - a United States military decoration for gallantry in action
Bronze Star, Bronze Star Medal - a United States military decoration awarded for meritorious service (except in aerial flight)
Order of the Purple Heart, Purple Heart - a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action
Oak Leaf Cluster - a United States military decoration consisting of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns awarded to anyone who has won a given medal before
Victoria Cross - a British military decoration for gallantry
Distinguished Conduct Medal - a British military decoration for distinguished conduct in the field
Distinguished Service Order - a British military decoration for special service in action
Croix de Guerre - a French military decoration for gallantry
Medaille Militaire - a French military decoration

medal

noun decoration, order, award, honour, ribbon, gong (Brit. informal) a gold medal
Related words
enthusiast medallist

Medals

Bronze Star (U.S.), Congressional Medal of Honor (U.S.), Croix de Guerre (France), Distinguished Service Cross (U.S.), Distinguished Service Order (English), Gege Cross (English), Iron Cross (German), Légion d'Honneur (France), Legion of Merit (U.S.), Militaire Willemsorde (Dutch), Purple Heart (U.S.), Royal Red Cross (English), Silver Star (U.S.), Victoria Cross (English)

medal

noun
An emblem of honor worn on one's clothing:
Translations
medalje
مِدَالِيَةٌمِداليَه، وِسام
medaile
medalje
medalo
mitali
medalja
éremmedália
minnis-/verîlaunapeningur; orîa
メダル勲章賞牌
메달
medalis
medalininkasmedalis
medaļa
medailleerepenning
medalia
medaila
medalja
medaljaмедаља
medalj
เหรียญ
huy chương

medal

[ˈmedl] Nmedalla f
he deserves a medal for itmerece que le den una medalla por ello

medal

[ˈmɛdəl] nmédaille f
to be given a medal, to be awarded a medal → être décoré(e), recevoir une médaille
He was awarded a medal after rescuing his comrades → Il a été décoré pour avoir sauvé ses camarades., Il a reçu une médaille pour avoir sauvé ses camarades. gold medal, medal-winner

medal

nMedaille f; (= decoration)Orden m

medal

[ˈmɛdl] nmedaglia

medal

(ˈmedl) noun
a piece of metal with a design, inscription etc stamped on it, given as a reward for bravery, long service, excellence etc, or made to celebrate a special occasion. He won a medal in the War.
ˈmedallist , (American) ˈmedalist noun
a person who has won a medal in a competition etc.

medal

مِدَالِيَةٌ medaile medalje Medaille μετάλλιο medalla mitali médaille medalja medaglia メダル 메달 medaille medalje medal medalha медаль medalj เหรียญ madalya huy chương 奖章
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It has long been a practice with the whites to conciliate the important men of the Indians by presenting medals, which are worn in the place of their own rude ornaments.
Pyncheon had bought in Venice, and which he used as the treasure-place for medals, ancient coins, and whatever small and valuable curiosities he had picked up on his travels.
Now those noble golden coins of South America are as medals of the sun and tropic token-pieces.
This study was exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1879, but did not take any medal; they do not give medals for studies.
Books of engravings, drawers of medals, cameos, corals, shells, and every other family collection within his cabinets, had been prepared for his old friend, to while away the morning; and the kindness had perfectly answered.
He scrutinised the reverse of these living medals some five minutes, then pronounced sentence.
And they had learned from a whaler that some medals and a cross of St.
What is the use of time, rewards of merit, medals, crosses, Monthyon prizes, if they do not lead society towards more complete perfection?
On the walls were rosaries, medals, a number of Holy Virgins, and a holy-water basin made out of a cocoanut; on the bureau, which was covered with a napkin like an altar, stood the box of shells that Victor had given her; also a watering-can and a balloon, writing-books, the engraved geography and a pair of shoes; on the nail which held the mirror, hung Virginia's little plush hat
Madame la Vicomtesse will have the goodness to pardon me--it was on the LEFT hand side of the room--Monsieur's medals were kept in the opposite armoire.
They did not hang medals in those days on all who by accident had heard a gun fired.
By the united aid of medals, manuscripts, and inscriptions, I am enabled to say, positively, that the borough of Vondervotteimittiss has existed, from its origin, in precisely the same condition which it at present preserves.