Definition of badge
1 : a device or token especially of membership in a society or group
2 : a characteristic mark
3 : an emblem awarded for a particular accomplishment
4 British : button 1b Solicitors have reacted with dismay after Staffordshire courts ordered them to remove “political” badges. — Birmingham Post
Examples of badge in a Sentence
The policeman flashed his badge.
Don't forget to wear your name badge.
The receptionist glanced at my visitor's badge.
She earned 10 merit badges in scouting.
She was wearing a badge that read “Support your local library.”
Recent Examples of badge from the Web
Singer Isis Queen wears the '90s grunge bandleader badge well, with a voice somewhere between Courtney Love and Evanescence's Amy Lee.
A video camera in the lobby does away with the need for showing ID: employees just walk in without showing their badges.
In middle and high school, having your period was like a top-secret badge of womanliness.
Bring a school badge, paystub, or another form of teacher identification to verify eligibility and receive general admission free on Tuesday, July 18 and 25.
There have been some glimmers here and there, when Cooper sees a badge, a case file, or something else that reminds him of his life fighting crime.
There have been some glimmers here and there when Cooper sees a badge, a case file, or something else that reminds him of his life fighting crime.
Sheriff John Buncich has placed Medrano on paid administrative leave and ordered him to turn over his badge, gun and police car.
That two Middle Eastern Jews have reached the end of the race is a badge of honor for the party.
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Origin and Etymology of badge
Middle English bage, bagge, of obscure origin
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
BADGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of badge for English Language Learners
: a small object (such as a tag, pin, or metal shield) that is worn or held up by a person so that it can be easily seen, that has writing (such as a person's name) and often a picture on it, and that shows who the person is
: a cloth patch that can be sewn onto clothing and that is awarded to a person (such as a Boy Scout or Girl Scout) for doing something
: something that represents or is a sign of something else
BADGE Defined for Kids
Definition of badge for Students
: something worn to show that a person belongs to a certain group or rank
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