- A metal disk with an inscription or design, made to commemorate an event or awarded as a distinction to someone such as a soldier, athlete, or scholar.More example sentences
- Pope John Paul II has awarded a medal of distinction to a Sutton woman who has given her life to the service of the church, the young and the needy.
- The show garden section has been expanded, and the event awarded its own medals for the first time this year.
- This week her work was recognised when she was awarded the prestigious medal of the Order of Mercy from the League of Mercy.
verb (medals, medaling, medaled; also chiefly British medals, medalling, medalled)Back to top
- 1 [no object] Earn a medal, especially in an athletic contest: Norwegian athletes medaled in 12 of the 14 eventsMore example sentences
- Holland have only medalled three times at the world outdoor championships.
- The three people who made the team are very good athletes and they all are capable of medalling for us in Athens.
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- The Sloane model seems to be intimately connected with a rare medal of Doria, which has been described as ‘perhaps the most beautiful’ of all his medallic portraits.
- A member of our own Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment received medallic recognition of his acts of bravery in saving members of his own platoon.
- The Thomason Medallic Bible is a set of sixty medals struck in 1830 that captures the essence of the entire Holy Bible in medallic art.
late 16th century: from French médaille, from Italian medaglia, from medieval Latin medalia 'half a denarius', from Latin medialis 'medial'.