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. To honor or reward with a medal. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Study of coins, tokens, medals, etc. However, it usually refers to medals pertaining to the history of medicine. Medical Dictionary DB
  5. A coin-shaped piece of metal marked with a design or with words to commemorate some event, distinguished person, etc.; such a metal disk given as a reward. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. 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.
  7. Piece of metal like a coin, bearing a device. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. med'al, n. a piece of metal in the form of a coin bearing some device or inscription, struck or cast: a reward of merit.--v.t. to decorate with a medal.--n. MED'ALET, a small medal, esp. the representation of saints, worn by Roman Catholics.--adj. MEDALL'IC, pertaining to medals.--ns. MEDALL'ION, a large medal: a bas-relief of a round (sometimes a square) form: a round ornament enclosing a portrait or lock of hair; MED'ALLIST, MED'ALIST, one skilled in medals: an engraver of medals: one who has gained a medal; MED'ALLURGY, the art of producing medals and coins. [O. Fr. medaille--It. medaglia; through a Low L. form medalla or medalia, a small coin, from L. metallum, a metal.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. Piece of metal, usu. In form of coin, struck or cast with inscription& device to commemorate event &c., also awarded as distinction to soldier, student, &c.; for services rendered, proficiency, &c., the reverse of the m., other side of question. Hence medalled, medallic, aa. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. n. [Latin] A coin struck with a device intended as a memento of any event or person. Cabinet Dictionary

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