3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Badge \Badge\ (b[a^]j), noun [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, worn on the person; as, the badge of a society; the badge of a policeman. "Tax gatherers, recognized by their official badges." --Prescott.

2. Something characteristic; a mark; a token.

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge. --Shak.

3. (Naut.) A carved ornament on the stern of a vessel, containing a window or the representation of one.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Badge \Badge\ (b[a^]j), verb (used with an object) To mark or distinguish with a badge.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.); "they checked everyone's badge before letting them in"

2: any feature that is regarded as a sign of status (a particular power or quality or rank); "wearing a tie was regarded as a badge of respectability"


1: put a badge on; "The workers here must be badged"

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)


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