a badge of something

something that represents a particular quality or type of person

He saw his battle scar as a badge of honour.

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (a) badge of something — a badge of something phrase something that represents a particular quality or type of person He saw his battle scar as a badge of honour. Thesaurus: features and qualitiessynonym Main entry: badge …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 */ — UK [bædʒ] / US noun [countable] Word forms badge : singular badge plural badges 1) British a small round object that fastens onto your clothes with a pin and usually has a picture or writing on it. The American word is button. 2) a) a special… …   English dictionary

  • 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 — Something noticeable worn on the person to indicate his connection with some enterprise, person, lodge, club, society, or matter. A sign of authority, such as the star of a policeman or other law enforcement officer …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Badge of shame — A badge of shame, also a symbol of shame, mark of shame, or simply a stigma,[1] is typically a distinctive symbol required to be worn by a specific group or an individual for the purpose of public humiliation, ostracism, or persecution. Under the …   Wikipedia

  • badge — bædÊ’ v. put a tag on something, mark with a badge; market a product under brand names n. tag; ensign; sign …   English contemporary dictionary

  • badge — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. emblem, sign. See indication. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Outward evidence] Syn. marker, symbol, identification; see emblem , identification 2 . 2. [A device worn as evidence] Syn. pin, insignia, insigne ( …   English dictionary for students

  • Badge — Her. Orig. known as a cognisance . An emblematic figure prominently displayed or an image composed of something easily recognisable, and associated with a particular person or family, e.g. the broom sprigs of the *Plantagenets, the ostrich… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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