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Definitions for badge
bædʒbadge

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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"

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.

ChatGPT

  1. badge

    A badge is a device or accessory, typically a piece of metal, plastic, cloth, or paper, inscribed with a symbol, slogan, identification or insignia, used to indicate a person's identity, achievements, authority, or membership in an organization. It is often worn on one's clothing or displayed in some other visible manner.

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

Wikidata

  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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BADGE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Badge is ranked #146201 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Badge surname appeared 113 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Badge.

    92% or 104 total occurrences were White.
    5.3% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.

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  2. debag

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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. Michael Avenatti:

    They targeted my client. They planned to entrap her at that performance that night and they subsequently succeeded, and if ultimately it shows that in fact it was politically motivated, and they purposely sought her out and attempted to use the force of the badge and the law in order to arrest her, that's a very serious matter.

  2. Rex Ingram:

    Fernando wore his badge with pride and lived up to its promise, i ask that all of you continue to do the same.

  3. District Attorney Darcel Clark:

    These convictions... close a chapter in Rikers Island’s sad, brutal history, they send a clear message that a uniform and a badge do not absolve anyone from committing a crime, and that even an inmate deserves to be treated like a human being.

  4. Carolyn Baylor-Giummo:

    If he didn’t have that badge, what would happen to the person who killed my son? a lot of black men are being shot by Caucasian officers. It’s a deep problem.

  5. Scott Bookstein:

    My client never had any desire or intention of harming the Pope, any dignitaries, law enforcement personnel or any other individual, according to the allegations against him, ... Mr. Cannella's misconduct was unlawfully entering a restricted area of JFK airport by following a motorcade and flashing a badge.

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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
  • 徽章Chinese

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