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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.

me•dal•lic

(məˈdæl ɪk)

adj.
of or pertaining to medals.
[1695–1705]
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