Share this entry

Share this page

medal

División en sílabas: med·al
Pronunciación: /ˈmedl
 
/

Definición de medal en inglés:

sustantivo

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.
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.
Sinónimos
decoration, ribbon, star, badge, laurel, palm, award;

verbo (medals, medaling, medaled; also chiefly British medals, medalling, medalled)

Volver al principio  
1 [no object] Earn a medal, especially in an athletic contest: Norwegian athletes medaled in 12 of the 14 events
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
1.1 [with object] (often as adjective medaled) Decorate or honour with a medal: the most medaled swimmer in Olympics history

Origen

late 16th century: from French médaille, from Italian medaglia, from medieval Latin medalia 'half a denarius', from Latin medialis 'medial'.

More
  • Medal goes back to medieval Latin medalia ‘half a denarius’, there being little difference in appearance between a coin and a medal. Medallion dates from the mid 17th century and originally meant ‘a larger medal’.

Derivados

medallic

1
Pronunciación: /məˈdalik/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with medal

backpedal, heddle, meddle, pedal, peddle, treadle

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día terpsichorean
Pronunciación: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing