What does medalist mean?

Definitions for medalist
ˈmɛd l ɪstmedal·ist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. medalist, medallistnoun

    someone who has won a medal

  2. medalist, medallist, medal winnernoun

    (golf) the winner at medal play of a tournament


  1. medalistnoun

    One who has received a medal; one who has medalled.

  2. medalistnoun

    An engraver, designer or collector of medals.

  3. Etymology: From medal "award" + -ist


  1. Medalist

    A medalist (or medallist) is an artist who designs medals, plaquettes, badges, metal medallions, coins and similar small works in relief in metal. Historically, medalists were typically also involved in producing their designs, and were usually either sculptors or goldsmiths by background. In modern times, medalists are mostly primarily sculptors of larger works, but in the past the number of medals and coins produced were sufficient to support specialists who spent most of their career producing them. From the 19th century, the education of a medalist often began with time as an engraver, or a formal education in an academy, particularly modeling and portraiture. On coins, a mark or symbol signifying the medalist as the original designer was often included in a hidden location and is not to be mistaken for the symbol of the mint master. Artistic medals and plaquettes are often signed prominently by the artist.


  1. medalist

    A medalist is an individual who has won a medal in a sports contest or any other competition. Medals are usually awarded for the first three places, with the gold medal for the first place, silver for the second, and bronze for the third. Hence, a medalist can be a person who has achieved any of these ranks in a competition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Medalistnoun

    a person that is skilled or curious in medals; a collector of medals

  2. Medalistnoun

    a designer of medals

  3. Medalistnoun

    one who has gained a medal as the reward of merit

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. mdailliste, It. medaglista.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of medalist in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of medalist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of medalist in a Sentence

  1. Kanoa Igarashi:

    I know I'm capable of doing it, i know I have everything it takes to become a gold medalist.

  2. Yeev Thoj:

    All the injuries... she has a bad day, then she'll come home so stressed about it and crying -- that has finally paid off, she's a gold medalist. And I'm super proud.

  3. Caroline Dubois:

    It’s mad how the level, the experience, the talent has all gone up, there’s so many talented people here with so many great styles. When Katie Taylor and Natasha were here, there were a few standout talents, like them and (two-time U.S. gold medalist) Claressa Shields. There were a few girls who were just above the rest. But the level has just gone up so much. Everything is even. Everybody is so talented.

  4. Jonathan Scott:

    I applaud Charlie Sheen for coming out publicly, it was a huge milestone in the HIV epidemic when Magic Johnson came out, then Rock Hudson and Greg Louganis as a Olympic medalist. That was over 25 years ago. HIV may not be fatal and incurable as it was then, yet at the same time there are many people to help and much to do.

  5. Tiger Woods:

    I haven't been out here playing like this. I had n’t played any holes until today, i know people have said I've played holes back at Medalist, but I have n’t. This is actually the first time I’ve played holes since Wyndham. It's been a while.

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