- simple past tense and past participle of medal
Variant of medal
- a small, flat piece of metal with a design or inscription stamped or inscribed on it, made to commemorate some event, or awarded for some distinguished action, merit, etc.
- a similar piece of metal with a religious figure or design, worn or carried as an aid to piety
Origin of medalFrench médaille ; from Italian medaglia ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form medalia, a small coin ; from an unverified form medialia ; from Late Latin medialis, medial