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
Ford said the men -- who worked for a private company called US Fugitive Recovery & Extradition -- didn't show any badges or ID.
Restrictive tactics include imposing parking permits, adding parking meters, creating private beach clubs, limiting facilities for bathers and raising fees for badges that allow access to the beach.
The club requires a special badge and is always a hot spot on the Colonial grounds during Dean & DeLuca Invitational week.
Travis Couture-Lovelady, a National Rifle Association lobbyist, said gun-rights supporters are willing to allow the health care facilities to keep weapons out of secured areas or even areas requiring a badge for entry.
Details: Badges for the event are sold out, but events happen throughout the Gaslamp.
An all-events badge is $125, a Friday pass is $49, Saturday and Sunday passes are $55, and a Monday pass is $25.
Surles said he's been considering hanging up his badge for some time.
Los Angeles Times Tarnished badge: Former deputy chief of the Fresno Police Department Keith Foster was found guilty of conspiring to distribute heroin and marijuana.
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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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