badge


badge
badge [bædʒ] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: bage]
1.) BrE a small piece of metal, cloth, or plastic with a picture or words on it, worn to show rank, membership of a group, support for a political idea etc
American Equivalent: button
American Equivalent: pin
We were each handed a badge with our name on it.
2.) a small piece of metal or plastic that you carry to show people that you work for a particular organization, for example that you are a police officer
3.) a badge of honour/courage etc
something that shows that you have a particular quality
He now sees his wartime injuries as a badge of honor.
4.) also merit badge AmE
a small piece of cloth with a picture on it, given to ↑scouts, ↑guides etc to show what skills they have learned
Steve won a photography badge in the Boy Scouts.
5.) badge of office
BrE an object which shows that you have an official position
Mayors wear chains around their necks as badges of office.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • badge — badge …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • badge — [ badʒ ] n. m. • XIVe; mot angl. ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Féod. Insigne rond porté par un chevalier et sa suite. 2 ♦ (Parfois n. f. ) Insigne métallique rond porté par les scouts, qui correspond à un brevet de spécialité. « J ai déjà mes badges de bricoleur …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • badgé — badge [ badʒ ] n. m. • XIVe; mot angl. ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Féod. Insigne rond porté par un chevalier et sa suite. 2 ♦ (Parfois n. f. ) Insigne métallique rond porté par les scouts, qui correspond à un brevet de spécialité. « J ai déjà mes badges de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Badge — (b[a^]j), n. [LL. bagea, bagia, sign, prob. of German origin; cf. AS. be[ a]g, be[ a]h, bracelet, collar, crown, OS. b[=o]g in comp., AS. b[=u]gan to bow, bend, G. biegen. See {Bow} to bend.] 1. A distinctive mark, token, sign, or cognizance,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Badge — des britischen Königshauses Windsor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • badge — [ bædʒ ] noun count * 1. ) a special piece of metal, cloth, or plastic, often with words or symbols on it, that you wear or carry with you to show your rank or official position: a police badge Employees should wear their badges at all times in… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Badge — 〈[ bæ̣dʒ]〉 I 〈n.; s, s [ dʒız]〉 ansteckbares Namensschildchen II 〈f.; , s [ dʒız] oder m.; s, s [ dʒız]; Her.〉 Abzeichen, Symbol im Wappen [engl.] * * * I Badge …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Badge — (b[a^]j), v. t. To mark or distinguish with a badge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • badge — UK US /bædʒ/ noun [C] ► WORKPLACE a small piece of metal, plastic, cloth, etc. that you wear on your clothing to identify who you are, the organization you belong to, etc.: »A security guard checks each car, verifying that occupants have a… …   Financial and business terms

  • Badge — [bædʒ] das; s, s [...dʒiz] <aus engl. badge »Abzeichen, Kennzeichen«> Namensschildchen zum Anstecken …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch


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