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medal US English

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

medal US Thesaurus

they gathered once every five years to display their medals and share war stories

medal New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

inscribed piece of metal;

gold medal US English

A medal made of or colored gold, customarily awarded for first place in a race or competition

medal play US English

Another term for stroke play.

bronze medal US English

A medal made of bronze, customarily awarded for third place in a race or competition

Dickin medal US English

(In the UK) a medal awarded to an animal in recognition of an act of great bravery, typically one performed during a time of military conflict by an animal attached to the armed forces

George Medal US English

(In the UK and Commonwealth countries) a medal for bravery awarded especially to civilians, instituted with the George Cross in 1940

silver medal US English

A medal made of or colored silver, customarily awarded for second place in a race or other competition

Military Medal US English

(In the UK and Commonwealth countries) a decoration for distinguished active service on land, instituted in 1916 (originally for enlisted soldiers)

Medal of Honor US English

The highest US military decoration, awarded by Congress to a member of the armed forces for gallantry and bravery in combat at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty

Presidential Medal of Freedom US English

(In the US) a medal constituting the highest award that can be given to a civilian in peacetime

Congressional Medal of Honor in Medal of Honor US English

The highest US military decoration, awarded by Congress to a member of the armed forces for gallantry and bravery in combat at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty