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.

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

  2. badgenoun

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

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

  3. badgenoun

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

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

  4. badgenoun

    Something characteristic; a mark; a token.

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

  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.

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

  6. badgenoun

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

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

  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.

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

  8. badgeverb

    To mark or distinguish with a badge.

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

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

  9. badgeverb

    To show a badge to.

    He calmed down a lot when the policeman badged him.

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

  10. badgeverb

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

    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

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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  1. begad, debag

  2. Begad

  3. 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. Interim Chief Wilson:

    It's a privilege to wear this badge, and it's not a right.

  2. Benjamin Crump:

    Demetria Campbell was the first victim of this serial rapist with a badge, oklahoma City knew exactly who he was and did nothing when she came forward. If they had done something about Demetria Campbell’s complaint, all these other rapes could have been avoided.

  3. Officer James Frascatore:

    Yes. I’m not mincing words here, in my opinion he should never have a badge again because I think it’s people like him that give the entire force a bad name.

  4. Natalia Rutkowski:

    She asked me to put the bag into the bin which I did and she said, ‘ OK, well the person who swiped has to see it. ’ I said, ‘ This is the third time I’ve done it. ’ then a man came over and shoved his badge in my face and took the bag out of the bin and then plopped it back in sideways so it purposely would n’t fit.

  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
  • credencial, piocha, identificaciónSpanish
  • merkki, arvomerkki, nimilappu, tuntomerkki, peräpeili, tunnus, nimikyltti, kulkukorttiFinnish
  • badge, plaque, décoration, macaron, porte-nom, insigneFrench
  • תגHebrew
  • contrassegno, distintivo, targhetta, cartellino, emblemaItalian
  • バッジJapanese
  • lencanaMalay
  • odznakaPolish
  • tarja, crachá, distintivo, marcaPortuguese
  • distincție, insignă, carte de identificareRomanian
  • эмблема, кокарда, бейджик, бедж, бейдж, значок, знак, бляха, [[табличка]] [[с]] [[имя, беджикRussian
  • knapp, emblem, ID-kort, märke, namnskylt, identifikation, känneteckenSwedish

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