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badge

(băj)
n.
1.
a. A device or emblem worn as an insignia of rank, office, or membership in an organization.
b. An emblem given as an award or honor.
2. A characteristic mark or indicative trait: "Indifference to what others think is ... the badge of the aristocrat" (Elspeth Huxley).

[Middle English bagge; akin to Anglo-Norman bage, of unknown origin.]

badge v.

badge

(bædʒ)
n
1. a distinguishing emblem or mark worn to signify membership, employment, achievement, etc
2. any revealing feature or mark
[C14: from Norman French bage; related to Anglo-Latin bagia]

badge

(bædʒ)

n., v. badged, badg•ing. n.
1. a special mark, token, or device worn as a sign of membership, authority, achievement, etc.
2. any emblem, token, or distinctive mark.
v.t.
3. to furnish or mark with a badge.
[1375–1425; Middle English bag(g)e]
badge′less, adj.

badge

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.badge - an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.)badge - an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.); "they checked everyone's badge before letting them in"
allegory, emblem - a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
merit badge - a badge award to Boy Scouts in recognition of special projects
insignia - a badge worn to show official position
I.D., ID - a card or badge used to identify the bearer; "you had to show your ID in order to get in"
black belt - a black sash worn to show expert standards in the martial arts (judo or karate)
blue ribbon, cordon bleu - an honor or award gained for excellence
button - a round flat badge displaying information and suitable for pinning onto a garment; "they passed out campaign buttons for their candidate"
chevron, grade insignia, stripes, stripe - V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service; "they earned their stripes in Kuwait"
stripe - a piece of braid, usually on the sleeve, indicating military rank or length of service
2.badge - any feature that is regarded as a sign of status (a particular power or quality or rank)badge - any feature that is regarded as a sign of status (a particular power or quality or rank); "wearing a tie was regarded as a badge of respectability"
characteristic, feature - a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
Verb1.badge - put a badge on; "The workers here must be badged"
mark, tag, label - attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles"

badge

noun
1. image, brand, stamp, identification, crest, emblem, insignia a badge depicting a party leader
2. mark, sign, indication, token, indicator, trademark, hallmark sporting a sword as their badge of citizenship
3. brooch, pin, button (U.S.), breast pin He handed me a computer-printed name badge.

badge

noun
1. An emblem of honor worn on one's clothing:
2. Something visible or evident that gives grounds for believing in the existence or presence of something else:
Translations
شارَةشارَه، عَلامَه، شِعار
odznak
emblemmærkeskilt
peräpeilivirkamerkki
značka
kitûzõ
merki, einkennismerki
バッジ
배지
ženkliukas
emblēmanozīmītežetons
značkaznak
märkeemblemknapp
เข็มเครื่องหมาย
huy hiệu

badge

[bædʒ] N
1. (= emblem) → insignia f; (sewn on coat) → distintivo m (Brit) (metal) → chapa f
badge of officedistintivo m or insignia f de su función
2. (fig) → señal f

badge

[ˈbædʒ] n
(lit) (pin-on)badge m; (sew-on)écusson m, badge m; [policeman] → plaque f lapel badge, ID badge
(= emblem) [team, organization] → badge m, insigne m
(fig) the badge of sth → l'insigne m de qch
badge of honour → titre m d'honneur

badge

n
Abzeichen nt; (made of metal) → Button m; (on car etc) → Plakette f; (= sticker)Aufkleber m; badge of officeDienstmarke f
(fig: = symbol) → Merkmal nt

badge

[bædʒ] n (of policeman) (Scol) → distintivo (Mil) → mostrina; (stick-on) → adesivo

badge

(bӕdʒ) noun
a mark, emblem or ornament showing rank, occupation, or membership of a society, team etc. a school badge on a blazer.

badge

شارَة odznak skilt Abzeichen αναγνωριστικό σήμα chapa, insignia virkamerkki insigne značka distintivo バッジ 배지 badge skilt odznaka distintivo значок märke เข็มเครื่องหมาย kimlik kartı huy hiệu 徽章
References in classic literature ?
At seven o'clock, the four members ascended to the clubroom, tied their badges round their heads, and took their seats with great solemnity.
The younger men wore the uniform of the nobility with long waists and broad shoulders, unbuttoned over white waistcoats, or uniforms with black collars and with the embroidered badges of justices of the peace.
He wore the rings and pins and badges of different fraternal orders to which he belonged.
Haggard special constables with white badges stood at the corners of every street.
Allow them," said Jupiter, "to enjoy an empty honor and to assume the badge of your nobler sex, so long as they are not your equals in strength or courage.
Doubtless this sailor-man is his minister -- observe his costly badge of office
Prince Vasili's daughter, the beautiful Helene, came to take her father to the ambassador's entertainment; she wore a ball dress and her badge as maid of honor.
Nevertheless," said the mother, calmly, though growing more pale, "this badge hath taught me -- it daily teaches me -- it is teaching me at this moment -- lessons whereof my child may be the wiser and better, albeit they can profit nothing to myself.
The only consolation afforded me was a choice of patterns: I was at perfect liberty to have my face spanned by three horizontal bars, after the fashion of my serving-man's; or to have as many oblique stripes slanting across it; or if, like a true courtier, I chose to model my style on that of royalty, I might wear a sort of freemason badge upon my countenance in the shape of a mystic triangle.
But butchers, also, and butchers of the bloodiest badge have been all Martial Commanders whom the world invariably delights to honor.
The allusion to the waifs and waif-poles in the last chapter but one, necessitates some account of the laws and regulations of the whale fishery, of which the waif may be deemed the grand symbol and badge.
Nine-tenths of the Heidelberg students wore no badge or uniform; the other tenth wore caps of various colors, and belonged to social organizations called "corps.