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Definition of "medal" []

  • A flat piece of metal stamped with a design or an inscription commemorating an event or a person, often given as an award. (noun)
  • A piece of metal stamped with a religious device, used as an object of veneration or commemoration. (noun)
  • To win a medal, as in a sports contest: "We were the first Americans to medal” ( Jill Watson). (verb-intransitive)
  • To award a medal to. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "medal" in a sentence
  • "But in today's world the Beeb might perhaps win the title medal for being PC:"
  • "The term medal (medallia in Florence = 1/2 denier) is applied to pieces of metal, usually circular, which, though issued by a mint, are not intended as a medium of payment."
  • "'You never know, Sol could be getting another title medal of his long career when they are handed out in May.'"