badge

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English[edit]

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A badge.

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin bagea, bagia (sign), of Germanic origin; compare with Old English bēag, bēah (bracelet, collar, crown).

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Noun[edit]

badge (plural badges)

  1. A distinctive mark, token, sign, emblem or cognizance, worn on one's clothing, as an insignia of some rank, or of the membership of an organization.
    the badge of a society; the badge of a policeman
    • Prescott
      Tax gatherers, recognized by their official badges.
  2. A small nameplate, identifying the wearer, and often giving additional information.
  3. A card, sometimes with a barcode or magnetic strip, granting access to a certain area.
  4. Something characteristic; a mark; a token.
    • 158? or 159?, Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus, Act I, Scene 2:
      Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
  5. (obsolete, slang, obsolete, cant) A brand on the hand of a thief, etc.
    He has got his badge, and piked: He was burned in the hand, and is at liberty.
  6. (nautical) A carved ornament on the stern of a vessel, containing a window or the representation of one.
  7. (heraldry) A distinctive mark worn by servants, retainers, and followers of royalty or nobility, who, being beneath the rank of gentlemen, have no right to armorial bearings.

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Verb[edit]

badge (third-person singular simple present badges, present participle badging, simple past and past participle badged)

  1. (transitive) To mark or distinguish with a badge.
    The television was badged as 'GE', but wasn't made by them.
  2. (transitive) To show a badge to.
    He calmed down a lot when the policeman badged him.
  3. (transitive) To enter a restricted area by showing one's badge.
    • (Can we date this quote?) unknown, David Simon, Homicide, ISBN 0-8050-8075-9, page 118:
      Worden and James walk [...] to the [...] Courthouse [...], where they badge their way past sheriff's deputies and take the elevator to the third floor.
    • 2003, Joseph Wambaugh, Fire Lover, page 146:
      And Patterson didn't hear that Jack Egger, the studio's director of security, said he'd seen John Orr badge his way through the pedestrian gate sometime before 4:00 pm, when the fire was still raging, [...]
    • 2004, Sergei Hoteko, On The Fringe Of History, page 135:
      Our regional commissioner, his assistant commissioner and our district director, along with their wives, were hoofing it to the rotunda. Apparently they didn't try and badge their way through.
    • 2006, David Pollino, Bill Pennington, Tony Bradley, Himanshu Dwivedi, Hacker's challenge 3 (page 338)
      Aaron badged into the data center and escorted Geoff inside the large room with its many blinking green lights.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English badge

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Noun[edit]

badge m (plural badges)

  1. identity badge

Verb[edit]

badge

  1. first-person singular present indicative of badger
  2. third-person singular present indicative of badger
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of badger
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of badger
  5. second-person singular imperative of badger