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
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.”
Origin and Etymology of badge
Middle English bage, bagge, of obscure origin
First Known Use: 15th century
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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