badge

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noun \ˈbaj\

Definition of badge

  1. 1 :  a device or token especially of membership in a society or group

  2. 2 :  a characteristic mark

  3. 3 :  an emblem awarded for a particular accomplishment

  4. 4 British :  button 1b Solicitors have reacted with dismay after Staffordshire courts ordered them to remove “political” badges. — Birmingham Post

badge

transitive verb

Examples of badge in a Sentence

  1. The policeman flashed his badge.

  2. Don't forget to wear your name badge.

  3. The receptionist glanced at my visitor's badge.

  4. She earned 10 merit badges in scouting.

  5. She was wearing a badge that read Support your local library.

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Origin and Etymology of badge

Middle English bage, bagge, of obscure origin



BADGE Defined for English Language Learners

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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

badge

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noun \ˈbaj\

Definition of badge for Students

  1. :  something worn to show that a person belongs to a certain group or rank



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