From Middle English [Term?], from Middle French medaille, medale, from Italian medaglia (originally "half a denarius"), from Vulgar Latin *medālia, dissimilated form of the unattested *mediālia, neuter plural (taken for a feminine singular) of the adjective *mediālis (“of the middle”), from Late Latin mediāle (“middle”), from Latin medius.
- enPR: mĕdʹ-əl, IPA(key): /ˈmɛdəl/
- Rhymes: -ɛdəl
medal (plural medals)
- A stamped metal disc used as a personal ornament, a charm, or a religious object.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970:, II.i.3:
- Whether their images, shrines, relics, consecrated things, holy water, medals, benedictions, those divine amulets, holy exorcisms, and the sign of the cross, be available in this disease?
- A stamped or cast metal object (usually a disc), particularly one awarded as a prize or reward.
- (intransitive, sports, colloquial) To win a medal.
- He medalled twice at the Olympics.
- 2013 January 13, “Je Ne Sais What?”, in The Good Wife, season 4, episode 12, spoken by Anna (Elizabeth Alderfer):
- I wanted to medal. I was pregnant and I wanted to medal.
- (transitive) To award a medal to.
- “medal” in Obastan.com.
- Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN
medal (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])
This noun needs an inflection-table template.
medal m inan (diminutive medalik)
- medal (stamped metal disc)