Medal Med"al, n. [F. m['e]daille, It. medaglia, fr. L. metallum metal, through (assumed) LL. metalleus made of metal. See {Metal}, and cf. {Mail} a piece of money.] A piece of metal in the form of a coin, struck with a device, and intended to preserve the remembrance of a notable event or an illustrious person, or to serve as a reward. [1913 Webster]

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  • Medal — Med al, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Medaled}, or {Medalled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Medaling} or {Medalling}.] To honor or reward with a medal. Medaled by the king. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • medal — [med′ l] n. [Fr médaille < It medaglia < VL * medalia, a small coin < * medialia < LL medialis, MEDIAL] 1. a small, flat piece of metal with a design or inscription stamped or inscribed on it, made to commemorate some event, or… …   English World dictionary

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  • medal — has derivative forms medalled, medallist in BrE, and usually medaled, medalist in AmE …   Modern English usage

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  • medal — ► NOUN ▪ a metal disc with an inscription or design, awarded for achievement or to commemorate an event. ORIGIN Latin medalia half a denarius …   English terms dictionary

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  • medal — /med l/, n., v., medaled, medaling or (esp. Brit.) medalled, medalling. n. 1. 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… …   Universalium

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