Definitions of medallion

  1. an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a circular helping of food (especially a boneless cut of meat); "medallions of veal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A large medal or memorial coin. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A circular or oval (or, sometimes, square) tablet bearing a figure or figures represented in relief. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A large antique medal; a round or oval tablet with figures which stand out from a flat background; a design (round, square, etc.) on the title-page or cover of a book; a lace ornament sewed into a garment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A large antique medal: a bass-relief of a round form: an ornament of a circular form, in which a portrait or hair is inclosed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Large medal; circular tablet with figures. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A large antique medal; a tablet, generally round or oval, with figures in relief. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for medallion

  1. Presently our attention was drawn to a marble medallion portrait on the corner building of an ordinary- looking row of houses. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  2. She held up proudly a medallion or coin of some sort, hung on a narrow strip of raw- hide. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)