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
But the glamour of the Ritz-Carlton badge, combined with three new ships, would seem to up the ante in the industry’s battle for high-paying guests.
Make decisions from your gut, and let even your tears be a badge of honor.
Their son had taken swimming lessons and even earned a swimming merit badge in Cub Scouts, but his skills were oriented toward swimming pools.
Troop members, led for the third year by coordinator Gretchen Magno, completed a combined 2,018 service hours and collectively earned more than 500 life skills badges.
The badges, which will be available starting in 2018, can be earned by girls in grades K-12 who demonstrate mastery of Internet security.
Sarah McClure — who, along with her husband, Dan, wears the badge of honor of growing the only organic Walla Walla sweets — encountered a potato-grower visiting from Mount Vernon not too long ago who was still bent about the state vegetable.
The prosecutor said the evidence would show that Ward identified himself as a sheriff’s detective and displayed his badge.
Ford said the men -- who worked for a private company called US Fugitive Recovery & Extradition -- didn't show any badges or ID.
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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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