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me·dal·lion

 (mĭ-dăl′yən)
n.
1. A large medal.
2. An emblem of registration for a taxicab.
3. Any of various large ancient Greek coins.
4. Something resembling a large medal, as:
a. An oval or circular design used as decoration.
b. A painting or an engraving set in an oval or circular frame.
c. A circular portion of food, especially a boneless cut of meat: medallions of veal.

[French médaillon, from Italian medaglione, augmentative of medaglia, medal, from Old Italian; see medal.]

medallion

(mɪˈdæljən)
n
1. a large medal
2. (Architecture) an oval or circular decorative device resembling a medal, usually bearing a portrait or relief moulding, used in architecture and textile design
3. (Textiles) an oval or circular decorative device resembling a medal, usually bearing a portrait or relief moulding, used in architecture and textile design
[C17: from French, from Italian medaglione, from medaglia medal]

me•dal•lion

(məˈdæl yən)

n.
1. a large medal.
2. something, as an ornament, resembling a medal.
3. a round portion of food, as meat.
[1650–60; < French médaillon < Italian medaglione,medaglia medal]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.medallion - any of various large ancient Greek coinsmedallion - any of various large ancient Greek coins
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
2.medallion - a circular helping of food (especially a boneless cut of meat)medallion - a circular helping of food (especially a boneless cut of meat); "medallions of veal"
helping, serving, portion - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
3.medallion - an emblem indicating that a taxicab is registeredmedallion - an emblem indicating that a taxicab is registered
allegory, emblem - a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
4.medallion - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other eventmedallion - 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
Translations
medailon
medaljon
medaljonki
medaljon
大メダル
큰 메달
medaljong
การประดับเหรียญให้
mặt dây chuyền

medallion

[mɪˈdælɪən] Nmedallón m

medallion

[mɪˈdæliən] n (= metal disc) → médaillon m

medallion

nMedaillon nt; (= medal)Medaille f

medallion

[mɪˈdæljən] nmedaglione m

medallion

ميدَاليةٌ كَبِيرَةٌ medailon medaljon Medaillon μενταγιόν medallón medaljonki médaillon medaljon medaglione 大メダル 큰 메달 medaillon medaljong medalion medalhão медальон medaljong การประดับเหรียญให้ madalyon mặt dây chuyền 大奖章
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On the medallion was painted the picture of a Marionette.
The rooms on the two lower floors were imposing and spacious; with ceilings of great height, gilded wainscoting and various quaint little medallion pictures of shepherds and shepherdesses, and other fancies of the time of Madame de Sevigne.
Charles, leaning on a table, was gazing at a medallion of his wife and daughter; he was waiting first for Juxon, then for martyrdom.
The ornaments traced on this were wreaths of flowers and Cupids surrounding a medallion on either side of the vase.
His shoulders, and body to his waist, were entirely bare, with the exception of a silver medallion of Washington, that was suspended from his neck by a thong of buckskin, and rested on his high chest, amid many scars.
On his breast hung a medallion bearing a picture of Princess Dorothy of Oz, and in his hand, as he stood looking at Ojo, was a sharp knife shaped like a dagger.
To the best archer a prize was to be awarded, being a bugle-horn, mounted with silver, and a silken baldric richly ornamented with a medallion of St Hubert, the patron of silvan sport.
He wore a fur tippet round his neck and a heavy gold chain over it, with a medallion which dangled in front of him.
Each of these wore some scarf or medallion as emblem of his office.
I knew the fireplace--the dogs for the wood-fire--the black marble chimney-piece with the white marble medallion of the dying Cleopatra in the centre.
The day the fleurs de lys were cut out of the medallions of the treasury, and the king laid down his arms, I thought our mistress would have had the hysterics on our account.
Archer turned from the fascinated contemplation of a small painting representing two Cardinals carousing, in an octagonal ebony frame set with medallions of onyx.