badge

Definitions

  • Badge on Dad's Breast, With the Word 'bishop' 153
    Badge on Dad's Breast, With the Word 'bishop' 153
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v badge put a badge on "The workers here must be badged"
    • n badge any feature that is regarded as a sign of status (a particular power or quality or rank) "wearing a tie was regarded as a badge of respectability"
    • n badge an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.) "they checked everyone's badge before letting them in"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Movie detective Dirty Harry's badge number is 2211.
    • Badge (Naut) A carved ornament on the stern of a vessel, containing a window or the representation of one.
    • Badge A distinctive mark, token, sign, or cognizance, worn on the person; as, the badge of a society; the badge of a policeman. "Tax gatherers, recognized by their official badges ."
    • Badge Something characteristic; a mark; a token. "Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge ."
    • v. t Badge băj To mark or distinguish with a badge.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first "Hello" badge used to identify guests and hosts at conventions, parties, etc. was traced back to September 1880. It was on that date that the first Telephone Operators Convention was held at Niagara Falls and the "Hello" badge was created for that event.
    • n badge A token or cognizance worn in allusion to the wearer's occupation, position, preferences, or achievements. The badge in the middle ages was not necessarily heraldic, though in many cases it was selected from one or more of the heraldic bearings, and it is not bound by heralds' rules. Thus, the white hart of Richard II. is represented in different attitudes, and is not described in the language of blazon. A figure for a badge might also be chosen arbitrarily, as the boar of Richard III. Badges selected as personal tokens have often become heraldic bearings, as the three feathers of the Prince of Wales.
    • n badge A mark, token, or device worn by servants, retainers, partizans, or followers, as a sign of their allegiance, or a similar token worn by members of an association to indicate their membership.
    • n badge The mark or token of anything.
    • n badge Nautical: A carved ornament formerly placed on ships, near the stern, and often containing the representation of a window. A mark of good conduct awarded in the United States naval service to seamen distinguished for sobriety and obedience.
    • badge To mark or distinguish with a badge or as with a badge.
    • badge To hawk for sale; buy up, as provisions, for the purpose of selling again; regrate.
    • n badge A breed of domesticated pigeons, so named because of the sprinkling of white about the head and 10 white flight-feathers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Badge baj a mark or sign by which a person or object is known or distinguished.
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Repose and cheerfulness are the badge of the gentleman -- repose in energy.”
  • Motto
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    “Mercy is nobility's true badge.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “I know of no such unquestionable badge and ensign of a sovereign mind as that of tenacity of purpose...”
  • Sir John Chadwick
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    “Secrecy is the badge of fraud.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. bagea, bagia, sign, prob. of German origin; cf. AS. beág, beáh, bracelet, collar, crown, OS. bōg-, in comp., AS. būgan, to bow, bend, G. biegen,. See Bow to bend
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M.E. bage—Low L. bagia, bagea, connected by Skeat with Low L. baga, a golden ring, from L. bacca, baca, a berry, also the link of a chain.

Usage

In literature:

The young man seemed not to notice either Johnnie's confusion or the soiled badge of girlish service.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
Already he has four merit badges and he's crazy like the rest of us, only more so.
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Do you notice that some of the big girls wear badges?
"The Nicest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
No identity badges you wear when you go in?
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
You'll know her by the Brackenfield badge, and be sure you don't speak to anyone else.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
It is the badge of our ancient liberty, and we need not envy the man who can look on it unmoved.
"The Little Manx Nation - 1891" by Hall Caine
Besides the standard Enforcement Service card, the little folder held an Inquisitor's badge!
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
This one," he tapped the badge on his chest, "can trace its history back to before the Empire, even back before atomic energy.
"A Matter of Honor" by Ann Wilson
Tarlac put it on, seeing immediately that his badge was already pinned to the shirt.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
Labor was the badge of servility; laziness the very badge and passport of gentility.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
It is the badge of informality.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
A staff, truncheon, or badge of military honour for field-marshals.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
For the badge of penury is desire, the badge of wealth contempt.
"The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura" by Lucius Apuleius
The man threw back his coat, displaying a gold badge.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code" by John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
Then we could get our badges from Mr. Durland, I guess.
"The Boy Scout Fire Fighters" by Robert Maitland
Why not wear his uniform, if he was resolved to show every stranger in the street his badge?
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
With his free hand he flipped back the lapel of his coat to display a badge of authority pinned on the breast of his waistcoat.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
A further petition, for permission to all baronets to wear a badge, as did those of Nova Scotia, met with the same fate in 1836.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The totem figure was used as a badge.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
The badge of the First Sub-legion was white binding, with short plumes of white wool and black horse-hair.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
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In poetry:

Ah Phoenix, Phoenix
John's Eagle!
You are only known to us now as the badge of an insurance
Company.
"St. John" by D H Lawrence
To wear that badge as a token
She earnestly did crave,
So we laid it on her bosom
To wear it in the grave.
"A Little Child Shall Lead Them" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
We took the badge from her bosom
And laid it on a chair;
And men by drink deluded
Knelt by that badge in prayer.
"A Little Child Shall Lead Them" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
This badge of the Loyal Legion
We placed upon her breast,
As she lay in her little coffin
Taking her last sweet rest.
"A Little Child Shall Lead Them" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
"What means this badge?" said her father,
Whom we had tried to save;
Who said, when we told her story,
"Don't put it in the grave."
"A Little Child Shall Lead Them" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
It's no disgrace to wear that badge
Of red ribbon, dear youthful lad,
Your mother's heart it will make glad
To see you dare do right.
"Red Ribbon" by Julia A Moore

In news:

RECEIVE YOUR BADGES IN ADVANCE AND AVOID LONG LINES ONSITE BY REGISTERING YOUR BOOTH PERSONNEL BEFORE OCTOBER 31.
No refunds will be issued for badges purchased but not used.
Oct 26--A Carnegie security guard flashed a badge for free fast food, police say.
The festival was sponsored by Amaryun Stephens, a boy scout with troop 441, as part of his Eagle Scout badge project.
Wood Badge Wednesdays, Vol 5: Leading to Make a Difference.
Nation's longest-serving sheriff hopes to hand badge over to son.
I wonder if there's a merit badge for handing over evidence of criminal activity to the police instead of hiding it in secret files.
Fultondale citizen awarded honorary police badge .
Fultondale Mayor Jim Lowery presents Dixie Dunn with an honorary police badge .
Mort Berkowitz has been producing political campaign badges (or buttons, as they are known in the US) in New York City since 1976, the year when the headquarters of each party stopped producing pins and started outsourcing merchandise.
South Bend police officer has badge stripped.
SOUTH BEND – The interim police chief has stripped a South Bend officer of his badge .
'Heroes Behind the Badge ' Doc Arrives On DVD.
Then 21 merit badges must be earned.
Valley fever forces police captain to give up his badge .
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In science:

It makes use of a SenseCam, which is a “badge-sized wearable camera’ developed by Microsoft Corporation.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The face-to-face proximity of the participants was measured using the SocioPatterns sensing infrastructure [1, 14] based on unobstrusive active RFID tags that can be embedded in conference badges.
Bootstrapping under constraint for the assessment of group behavior in human contact networks
Given the operating parameters of the tags, proximity of two individuals wearing the RFID badges can be assessed with a probability in excess of 99% over an interval of 20 seconds , which is a fine enough time scale to resolve human mobility and proximity at social gatherings.
Bootstrapping under constraint for the assessment of group behavior in human contact networks
Looking back, I think that the two-stream instability is not as effective in the Milky Way as we thought at that time because of a thin fraction of badge-halo stars in the galactic plane.
West-Side Story (On the History of Density-Wave Spiral Theories in the 1960s)
GPS), a region (e.g. GSM) or a location (e.g. active badge in a building or train).
Working Document on Gloss Ontology
The yellow badge to the left of each story shows its current popularity.
Using Stochastic Models to Describe and Predict Social Dynamics of Web Users
In the same way, the location of medical personnel can be exposed if they wear WiFi badges and their smart phones are infected by a malware.
The Enemy Within: The Emerging Threats to Healthcare from Malicious Mobile Devices
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