Medallion meaning

mĭ-dălyən
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The definition of a medallion is a large medal, or an oval-shaped decorative item.

A large round pendant is an example of a medallion.

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Any of various large ancient Greek coins.
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A large medal.
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Something resembling a large medal, as:
  • An oval or circular design used as decoration.
  • A painting or an engraving set in an oval or circular frame.
  • A circular portion of food, especially a boneless cut of meat.
    Medallions of veal.
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An emblem of registration for a taxicab.
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A large medal.
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An oval or circular design, portrait, relief carving, etc. resembling a medal in shape and used as a decorative form in architecture, textiles, etc.
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A metal insignia on a taxicab indicating that the driver or owner has a permit to carry passengers.
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A small round or oval portion of meat or fish, especially of beef or veal.
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A cut of meat resembling a medallion.
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(architecture) A round or oval frame (often made of Stucco) which contains a plastic or pictorial decoration of a facade, an interior, a piece of furniture or equipment.
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A circular certificate used in some places to register a vehicle, especially a taxicab.
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A large medal, usually decorative.
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Origin of medallion

  • French médaillon from Italian medaglione augmentative of medaglia medal from Old Italian medal

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