a special or distinctive mark, token, or device worn as a sign of allegiance, membership, authority, achievement, etc.: a police badge;a merit badge.
any emblem, token, or distinctive mark: He thinks rich people buy art mainly as a badge of their sophistication and success.
a card bearing identifying information, as one's name, symbol or place of employment, or academic affiliation, and often worn pinned to one's clothing.
Digital Technology. digital badge.
to furnish or mark with a badge.
- badgeless, adjective
- un·badged, adjective
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How to use badge in a sentence
A review board must not accept an officer’s version of events simply because the officer wears a badge.
They’re federal agents, but with no name tags or badges, they are, in the moment of Simonis’s arrest, impossible to identify.What Happened In Portland Shows Just How Fragile Our Democracy Is | Maggie Koerth (email@example.com) | August 5, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Sprinkle in trust badges like “Safe Checkout” or “Money-back Guarantee” across your site.Nine tips to increase the average order value (AOV) of your ecommerce store | Kevin Payne | June 24, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
While many of the professional groups out there had unique items like a badge that identified them for most people, that wasn’t enough.
So, I took my badge and I got on the bus, which drove me across campus.
These days, to be featured by Travel Noire on Instagram is like a badge of honor for many black millennial travelers.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement | Charlise Ferguson | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Let Jourdan Dunn be the first of many—not an island, or badge of self-congratulation.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem | Danielle Belton | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
In fact, Clark fell back first from her blows, losing his cap, tie, and badge in the melee.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’ | Gary May | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
It denotes the person that puts on the badge, puts on the blue uniform, and goes into the streets to put their life at risk.
In the West Bank, serving time in Israeli jails is a badge of honor.Palestinian Cabinet Member Dies in Confrontation with Israeli Soldier | Creede Newton | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The badge of the order was a ribbon, striped black, white and yellow, and the device something like an icicle.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The string of pearls was coiled up in the midst of the roll of soiled muslin and the badge was pinned to one of the folds.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
He stooped to pick up the turban and his eye fell on the regimental device of the metal badge.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
It was then the badge of infamy and sign of shame—the punishment of the basest of slaves and the vilest of malefactors.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
On leaving the church, some young people put on tricolor cockades, and this badge was soon common in the streets.Belgium | George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
British Dictionary definitions for badge
a distinguishing emblem or mark worn to signify membership, employment, achievement, etc
any revealing feature or mark
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