badge

noun
ADJECTIVE
name
police (esp. AmE)
merit (esp. AmE)
cap (BrE)
blazer, lapel (both BrE)
button (BrE)
VERB + BADGE
wear
display, flash, pull out (esp. AmE)

The police officer flashed his badge.

earn (esp. AmE)

Gates earns a merit badge for his ideas on surviving the recession. (figurative)

BADGE + NOUN
holder (= an object for holding a badge) (esp. BrE)
holder (= a person who has a badge) (esp. BrE)

parking for disabled badge holders

PHRASES
a badge of honour/honor (figurative)

His scars are badges of honour/honor.

a badge of office (esp. BrE)

His badge of office, a large gold key, hung around his neck.


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  • badge — badge …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • badge — [ badʒ ] n. m. • XIVe; mot angl. ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Féod. Insigne rond porté par un chevalier et sa suite. 2 ♦ (Parfois n. f. ) Insigne métallique rond porté par les scouts, qui correspond à un brevet de spécialité. « J ai déjà mes badges de bricoleur …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • badgé — badge [ badʒ ] n. m. • XIVe; mot angl. ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Féod. Insigne rond porté par un chevalier et sa suite. 2 ♦ (Parfois n. f. ) Insigne métallique rond porté par les scouts, qui correspond à un brevet de spécialité. « J ai déjà mes badges de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • badge — [bædʒ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: bage] 1.) BrE a small piece of metal, cloth, or plastic with a picture or words on it, worn to show rank, membership of a group, support for a political idea etc American Equivalent: button… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Badge — (b[a^]j), n. [LL. bagea, bagia, sign, prob. of German origin; cf. AS. be[ a]g, be[ a]h, bracelet, collar, crown, OS. b[=o]g in comp., AS. b[=u]gan to bow, bend, G. biegen. See {Bow} to bend.] 1. A distinctive mark, token, sign, or cognizance,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Badge — des britischen Königshauses Windsor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • badge — [ bædʒ ] noun count * 1. ) a special piece of metal, cloth, or plastic, often with words or symbols on it, that you wear or carry with you to show your rank or official position: a police badge Employees should wear their badges at all times in… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Badge — 〈[ bæ̣dʒ]〉 I 〈n.; s, s [ dʒız]〉 ansteckbares Namensschildchen II 〈f.; , s [ dʒız] oder m.; s, s [ dʒız]; Her.〉 Abzeichen, Symbol im Wappen [engl.] * * * I Badge …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Badge — (b[a^]j), v. t. To mark or distinguish with a badge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • badge — UK US /bædʒ/ noun [C] ► WORKPLACE a small piece of metal, plastic, cloth, etc. that you wear on your clothing to identify who you are, the organization you belong to, etc.: »A security guard checks each car, verifying that occupants have a… …   Financial and business terms

  • Badge — [bædʒ] das; s, s [...dʒiz] <aus engl. badge »Abzeichen, Kennzeichen«> Namensschildchen zum Anstecken …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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