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
The badge will appear on the local business profile and in the Local Pack.Google Guaranteed badge starting to appear on Google Maps listings | Greg Sterling | November 19, 2020 | Search Engine Land
We saw the police actually take their badges off and so now protesters are doing the same to the police where they are trying to go back and use social media and figure out which police are doing what act.Citizens are turning face recognition on unidentified police | Tate Ryan-Mosley | November 18, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Thaís Carrero was turned away from her job at the Pennsylvania state house after she forgot her badge, because a coworker wasn’t sure she “belonged” there.
He had a command of Texas lingo, his world as down to earth and real as the day is long, and he wore his Lone Star birthright like a badge.Billy Joe Shaver, singer-songwriter who inspired outlaw country, dies at 81 | Terence McArdle | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
Prosecutors say Courtney did not have a top-secret security clearance, but victims saw him enter secure facilities with what appeared to be the proper badges.How a ‘diabolical’ former DEA staffer conned the intelligence community | Rachel Weiner | October 28, 2020 | Washington Post
His boss suggested he should, but Tam apparently held other views, went into a shipyard and was "badged and reserved."Tam O' The Scoots | Edgar Wallace
He longed for the day when he could don the brass-buttoned blue suit and wear the badged cap of an apprentice seaman.The Viking Blood | Frederick William Wallace
What a brave little chap he looked in his badged cap and brass-buttoned uniform!The Viking Blood | Frederick William Wallace
No large building of pretentious style uprears itself for the poor; no men badged and badgered as paupers walk the place.Hygeia, a City of Health | Benjamin Ward Richardson
Of course, even if the detective were really carved from an old table-leg, he could hardly fail to apprehend a man thus badged.Last Words | Stephen Crane
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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