a flat piece of metal, often a disk but sometimes a cross, star, or other form, usually bearing an inscription or design, issued to commemorate a person, action, or event, or given as a reward for bravery, merit, or the like: a gold medal for the best swimmer.
a similar object bearing a religious image, as of a saint: a Saint Christopher's medal.
to decorate or honor with a medal.
to receive a medal, especially in a sporting event: He medaled in three of four races.
- un·med·aled, adjective
- un·med·alled, adjective
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How to use medal in a sentence
Medalling being a sort of sister art to what most interests him, he would be sure to bite at the chance.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks | Bracebridge Hemyng
"It is rather a dangerous pastime, Mr. Lenoir, this medalling fancy of yours," he said.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks | Bracebridge Hemyng
British Dictionary definitions for medal
a small flat piece of metal bearing an inscription or image, given as an award or commemoration of some outstanding action, event, etc
(tr) to honour with a medal
(intr) informal (in sport) to win a medal
- medallic (mɪˈdælɪk), adjective
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