Badge meaning

băj
The definition of a badge is a distinct mark, identifying signal or mark of allegiance.

An example of a badge is the gold star a sheriff wears on his uniform.

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A distinctive token, emblem, or sign worn to show rank, membership, achievement, etc.
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Any distinguishing mark, sign, or symbol.
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To mark or provide with a badge.
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A characteristic mark or indicative trait.
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A distinctive mark, token, sign, emblem or cognizance, worn on one's clothing, as an insignia of some rank, or of the membership of an organization.

The badge of a society; the badge of a policeman.

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A small nameplate, identifying the wearer, and often giving additional information.
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A card, sometimes with a barcode or magnetic strip, granting access to a certain area.
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Something characteristic; a mark; a token.
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(nautical) A carved ornament on the stern of a vessel, containing a window or the representation of one.
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(heraldry) A distinctive mark worn by servants, retainers, and followers of royalty or nobility, who, being beneath the rank of gentlemen, have no right to armorial bearings.
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To mark or distinguish with a badge.

The television was badged as 'GE', but wasn't made by them.

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To show a badge to.

He calmed down a lot when the policeman badged him.

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To enter a restricted area by showing one's badge.
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Origin of badge

  • Middle English bagge from Norman French bage

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin bagea, bagia (“sign”), of Germanic origin; compare with Old English bēag, bēah (“bracelet, collar, crown”).

    From Wiktionary