What does Badge mean?

Definitions for Badge
bædʒbadge

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Badge.

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"

Wiktionary

  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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Badgenoun

    Etymology: A word of uncertain etymology; derived by Franciscus Junius from bode or bade, a messenger; and supposed to be corrupted from badage, the credential of a messenger: but taken by Stephen Skinner and John Minsheu from bagghe, Dut. a jewel, or bague, a ring, Fr.

    But on his breast a bloody cross he bore,
    The dear remembrance of his dying lord;
    For whose sweet sake that glorious badge he wore. Edmund Spenser.

    The outward splendour of his office, is the badge and token of that glorious and sacred character which he inwardly bears. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    A savage tygress on her helmet lies;
    The famous badge Clarinda us’d to bear. Edward Fairfax, b. ii.

    There appears much joy in him; even so much, that joy could not shew itself modest enough, without a badge of bitterness. William Shakespeare, Much ado about Nothing.

    Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge. William Shakespeare, Tit. Andron.

    Let him not bear the badges of a wreck,
    Nor beg with a blue table on his back. John Dryden, Persius.

  2. To Badgeverb

    To mark as with a badge.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Your royal father’s murder’d. ————
    ———— Oh, by whom? ————
    Those of his chamber, as it seem’d, had don’t;
    Their hands and faces were all badg’d with blood,
    So were their daggers. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

Wikipedia

  1. Badge

    A badge is a device or 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 (e.g., police and fire), 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. Police badges date back to medieval times when knights wore a coat of arms representing their allegiances and loyalty. 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.

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Gavin Newsom:

    If you’re calling for eliminating police, no, if you’re talking about reimagining and taking the opportunity to look at the responsibility and role that we place on law enforcement to be social workers, mental health workers, get involved in disputes where a badge and a gun are unnecessary, then I think absolutely this is an opportunity to look at all of the above.

  2. Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome:

    Every one of these is a person with a real life story, a family, not just a badge.

  3. Lorenzo Napolitano:

    No 9-year-old should be handcuffed. No 9-year-old should be pepper-sprayed. No one's humanity should be dismissed because of a badge. No human should be treated like this, reform is needed. Reform can come, but only if we are willing to listen to this little girl crying out for the protection that she didn't receive from the Rochester Police.

  4. Sarah Ash Combs:

    I am here to work with people, work with kids, treat them, make them feel better in the fullest sense of the word, if that means I have to wear mismatched sparkly socks and have a large badge with my face up a little too close and speak really loudly in wacky tones, then sure, I'll do it.

  5. Chief James Craig:

    The vast majority of the men and women of the Detroit Police Department are honest and hard-working, they honor the badge they wear and the oath they took to serve and protect the citizens of this city.

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Translations for Badge

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  • شارةArabic
  • признак, значкаBulgarian
  • odznakCzech
  • nodweddWelsh
  • AbzeichenGerman
  • piocha, credencial, identificaciónSpanish
  • nimilappu, kulkukortti, tuntomerkki, peräpeili, arvomerkki, nimikyltti, tunnus, merkkiFinnish
  • macaron, plaque, porte-nom, décoration, insigne, badgeFrench
  • תגHebrew
  • emblema, cartellino, contrassegno, distintivo, targhettaItalian
  • バッジJapanese
  • lencanaMalay
  • odznakaPolish
  • marca, tarja, crachá, distintivoPortuguese
  • distincție, carte de identificare, insignăRomanian
  • [[табличка]] [[с]] [[имя, бляха, бейдж, бедж, бейджик, кокарда, знак, значок, беджик, эмблемаRussian
  • emblem, kännetecken, knapp, identifikation, ID-kort, namnskylt, märkeSwedish
  • بیجUrdu

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