- enPR: mĕdʹ-əl, IPA: /ˈmɛdəl/
medal (plural medals)
- 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?
- A stamped or cast metal object (usually a disc), particularly one awarded as a prize or reward.
- French: médaille
- German: Medaille
- Italian: medaglia
- Portuguese: medalha
- Russian: меда́ль
- Spanish: medalla
medal (medals, present participle medaling; past and past participle medaled)
- (intransitive, sports, colloquial) To win a medal.
- He medalled twice at the Olympics.
- (transitive) To award a medal to.