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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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  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. Neil Chatterjee:

    It validates my integrity and my independence, that is crucial to my legacy and my future. I view this very much as a badge of honor.

  2. Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe:

    We are outraged by this former employee's actions and condemn the behavior she chose to engage in. These type of incidents are disgusting and will never be tolerated or pushed aside at Oakland County, behavior such as this brings tarnish to the badge and is not representative( of) all those in law enforcement who protect and serve.

  3. President Biden:

    Sergeant Kyle King, i’m sorry you had to make the call. That telephone call that every family dreads when they have a son or daughter, husband, wife, brother, sister in uniform. Every morning they pin that badge on, go to work and expect to come home. In the back of your minds, ‘We’ll never get that call.’.

  4. Kristen Clarke:

    At the end of day, officers in their badge and uniform enjoy the benefit of the doubt, unless we start holding officers accountable for using deadly force in a reckless manner, I think it will be very difficult to see changes in the use of lethal force at the outset.

  5. Javier Salazar:

    It’s a member of the family whether we knew him or not. We all wear the same uniform. We all wear the same badge. We’re going to step and do what we need to do for each other, i know Jesse would be doing this himself absolutely if he could right now. Being that he can’t be with us, he’s got 1,500 brothers and sisters that are willing to do it for him.

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Translations for badge

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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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