Definitions of medal

  1. an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A piece of metal in the form of a coin, struck with a device, and intended to preserve the remembrance of a notable event or an illustrious person, or to serve as a reward. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A piece of metal in the form of a coin bearing some device or inscription: a reward of merit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Piece of metal like a coin, bearing a device. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A small disk of metal, bearing a device: given as a mark of honor, a prize, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A coin or piece of metal stamped with some figure or device, in commemoration of some illustrious person or event. See Metal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A piece of metal in the form of a coin on which some figure or device is stamped-usually bestowed as an honorary reward for merit; an ancient coin. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for medal

  1. How came you by that medal – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  2. Once Sam Clemens lost the medal by leaving the first " r" out of February. – Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine