medal
Pronunciation
  • enPR: mĕdʹ-əl, IPA: /ˈmɛdəl/
    • (Australia) IPA: [ˈmeɾ.ɫ̩]
    • (British) IPA: [ˈmɛd.ɫ̩]
    • (America) IPA: [ˈmɛɾ.ɫ̩]
Noun

medal (plural medals)

  1. A stamped metal disc used as a personal ornament, a charm, or a religious object.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:
      , II.i.3:
      Whether their images, shrines, relics, consecrated things, holy water, medals, benedictions, those divine amulets, holy exorcisms, and the sign of the cross, be available in this disease?
  2. A stamped or cast metal object (usually a disc), particularly one awarded as a prize or reward.
Translations Verb

medal (medals, present participle medaling; past and past participle medaled)

  1. (intransitive, sports, colloquial) To win a medal.
    He medalled twice at the Olympics.
  2. (transitive) To award a medal to.



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