What does Badge mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. badgenoun

    an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.)

    "they checked everyone's badge before letting them in"

  2. badgeverb

    any feature that is regarded as a sign of status (a particular power or quality or rank)

    "wearing a tie was regarded as a badge of respectability"

  3. badgeverb

    put a badge on

    "The workers here must be badged"


  1. badgenoun

    A distinctive mark, token, sign, emblem or cognizance, worn on one's clothing, as an insignia of some rank, or of the membership of an organization.

  2. badgenoun

    A small nameplate, identifying the wearer, and often giving additional information.

  3. badgenoun

    A card, sometimes with a barcode or magnetic strip, granting access to a certain area.

  4. badgenoun

    Something characteristic; a mark; a token.

  5. badgenoun

    A term used for one burned in the hand.

    He has got his badge, and piked: He was burned in the hand, and is at liberty.

  6. badgenoun

    A carved ornament on the stern of a vessel, containing a window or the representation of one.

  7. badgenoun

    A distinctive mark worn by servants, retainers, and followers of royalty or nobility, who, being beneath the rank of gentlemen, have no right to armorial bearings.

  8. badgeverb

    To mark or distinguish with a badge.

    The television was badged as 'GE', but wasn't made by them.

  9. badgeverb

    To show a badge to.

    He calmed down a lot when the policeman badged him.

  10. badgeverb

    To enter a restricted area by showing one's badge.

  11. Etymology: From bagea, bagia, of origin; compare with Old English beag.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Badgenoun

    a distinctive mark, token, sign, or cognizance, worn on the person; as, the badge of a society; the badge of a policeman

  2. Badgenoun

    something characteristic; a mark; a token

  3. Badgenoun

    a carved ornament on the stern of a vessel, containing a window or the representation of one

  4. Badgeverb

    to mark or distinguish with a badge


  1. Badge

    A badge is a device or fashion accessory, often containing the insignia of an organization, which is presented or displayed to indicate some feat of service, a special accomplishment, a symbol of authority granted by taking an oath, a sign of legitimate employment or student status, or as a simple means of identification. They are also used in advertising, publicity, and for branding purposes. Badges can be made from metal, plastic, leather, textile, rubber, etc., and they are commonly attached to clothing, bags, footwear, vehicles, home electrical equipment, etc. Textile badges or patches can be either woven or embroidered, and can be attached by gluing, ironing-on, sewing or applique. Badges have become highly collectable: in the UK, for example, the Badge Collectors' Circle has been in existence since 1980. In the military, badges are used to denote the unit or arm to which the wearer belongs, and also qualifications received through military training, rank, etc. Similarly, youth organizations such as scouting and guiding use them to show group membership, awards and rank.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Badge

    baj, n. a mark or sign by which a person or object is known or distinguished. [M.E. bage—Low L. bagia, bagea, connected by Skeat with Low L. baga, a golden ring, from L. bacca, baca, a berry, also the link of a chain.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. badge

    Quarter badges. False quarter-galleries in imitation of frigate-built ships. Also, in naval architecture, a carved ornament placed on the outside of small ships, very near the stern, containing either a window, or the representation of one, with marine decorations.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. badge

    A distinctive mark, token, or sign, worn on the person. Corps badges were worn to distinguish the army corps during the civil war, 1861-65. Marksmen’s badges are given to good shots in most armies.

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Anagrams for Badge »

  1. begad, debag

  2. Begad

  3. Debag

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Badge in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Badge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Badge in a Sentence

  1. Michael Evenson:

    Thanks to Save the Redwoods League for seizing on any opportunity to protect lands on the Lost Coast that are vital to its conservation, but PGE getting a green merit badge after all the destruction they’re doing ... is not palatable.

  2. Julen Lopetegui:

    We are the national team, we represent a badge, colors, a fanbase and a country, our responsibility and commitment is with you as well as for you. Yesterday, today and tomorrow together.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Media disdain is a badge of honor for Trump and his supporters, so this latest bout of criticism from the press won't hurt him.

  4. Harold Jones:

    Now, all I want to do is enjoy life, but it's very hard for people to walk the streets here. Seems like there is no discretion on who gets a badge and a gun these days.

  5. Jewell Jones:

    I run y’alls’ budget, when I call Gretchen, I’ll need y’all IDs and badge numbers, everything.

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  • شارةArabic
  • признак, значкаBulgarian
  • odznakCzech
  • nodweddWelsh
  • AbzeichenGerman
  • credencial, identificación, piochaSpanish
  • peräpeili, tunnus, tuntomerkki, nimikyltti, kulkukortti, nimilappu, arvomerkki, merkkiFinnish
  • insigne, porte-nom, plaque, badge, macaron, décorationFrench
  • תגHebrew
  • cartellino, emblema, distintivo, contrassegno, targhettaItalian
  • バッジJapanese
  • lencanaMalay
  • odznakaPolish
  • distintivo, tarja, marca, cracháPortuguese
  • distincție, insignă, carte de identificareRomanian
  • бедж, беджик, [[табличка]] [[с]] [[имя, бляха, знак, значок, эмблема, кокарда, бейджик, бейджRussian
  • kännetecken, identifikation, ID-kort, namnskylt, emblem, märke, knappSwedish

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