medallion

Definitions

  • Design for the Reverse of the Jubilee Medallion
    Design for the Reverse of the Jubilee Medallion
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n medallion an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
    • n medallion an emblem indicating that a taxicab is registered
    • n medallion a circular helping of food (especially a boneless cut of meat) "medallions of veal"
    • n medallion any of various large ancient Greek coins
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A large German stoneware jug unearthed at Jamestown. The date “1661” appears above the medallion A large German stoneware jug unearthed at Jamestown. The date “1661” appears above the medallion

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Medallion A circular or oval (or, sometimes, square) tablet bearing a figure or figures represented in relief.
    • Medallion A large medal or memorial coin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n medallion A medal of large size. Some Greek coins of unusually large module are popularly, though incorrectly, so called: as, the Syracusan medallions. The pieces called by numismatists the Roman medallions are generally struck in copper, though sometimes in the precious metals, and bear a general resemblance to the sestertii or large bronze coins of the earlier Roman emperors; but they are often of finer workmanship than the coins, and are not inscribed with the letters S. C. (for senatus consulto). These medallions (the ancient name of which is not known) did not circulate as money, but were given by the emperors as presents to state officials and others. Their types are of a more or less commemorative character.
    • n medallion Anything resembling the classical medallion. A circular or oval disk decorated with figures, as a portrait with legends, and cast in metal. Medallions of this sort were common at the epoch of the Renaissance, and are among the most interesting specimens of the sculptures of that time.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Medallion a large medal: a bas-relief of a round (sometimes a square) form: a round ornament enclosing a portrait or lock of hair
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. médaillion, It. medaglione, augm. of medaglia,. See Medal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. medaille—It. medaglia; through a Low L. form medalla or medalia, a small coin, from L. metallum, a metal.

Usage

In literature:

E. Stanhope, and a medallion, with bust, in relief, of the same.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
Around her neck was a double row of these gems, to which was suspended a medallion.
"Famous Firesides of French Canada" by Mary Wilson Alloway
Medallions and pictures in the best style of art ornamented them.
"Books Before Typography" by Frederick W. Hamilton
I showed him the king's medallion.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The apparatus is fixed in a case, in the shape of a hair medallion, and closed with a glass.
"The International Monthly, Volume 5, No. 3, March, 1852" by Various
He took out the medallion and went with it to Timea.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
It might have been a medallion suspended before him.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
Ancient medallions represent a tree with a serpent twined around it.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
The toilet service was of Sevres, with medallions after Lancret and Watteau.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
That three stumps were employed is shown by a print of the medallion of the Oxfordshire County C.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

On the young planet's orient shore
Her morning hand she tried;
Then turned the broad medallion o'er
And stamped the sunset side.
"After A Lecture On Wordsworth" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Given that is his 'fundamental passion',
This urge to convey the relation
Of eye-lid and cheek-bone
By verbal manifestations;
To present the series
Of curious heads in medallion
"MAUBERLEY" by Ezra Pound
The burning flagstones gleam like glass at morning and at noon,
The giant walls shut out the breeze—if any bleeze should blow;
And high above the smothering town at midnight hangs the moon,
A red medallion in the sky, a monster cameo.
"Manhattan" by Charles Hanson Towne

In news:

The VA has introduced VA Form 40-1330M to be used solely for ordering a medallion .
The medallion hunt begins today and continues until it's found.
Although most of the Little Falls Dam Festival events will happen over the weekend, the annual event will start with a medallion hunt beginning Monday.
Graded Stakes Winner Silver Medallion Retired.
For Henri Huet, the Virgin Mary medallion was his one constant link to Cecile, the woman he loved.
Why, the Medallion 's there.
Winter Festival Treasure Hunt Medallion found.
Bellevue resident receives SPU Medallion Award.
Kenneth D Tuck presented Maryville College Medallion .
Fanimation President Selected for ALA's 2010 Medallion Membership Campaign.
Was medallion left on body a message from the killer.
One of 14 medallions to be placed in the bulb-outs along the street, they will be surrounded by colored concrete when work is completed on them.
The medallion design created by artist Rafe Ropek was inspired by former Berthoud blacksmith A.G. Bimson whose building is now used as the Little Thompson Valley Museum.
CAMDEN, AR-Lockheed Martin's facility in Camden, AR, has been selected as a recipient of the of the 2008 Shingo Silver Medallion for demonstrating excellence in manufacturing.
Taxi brokers typically connect buyers and sellers of medallions .
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In science:

The main goal of the paper is to treat spacetime and vacuum as the two faces of the same medallion, and to relate the local spacetime symmetry with the electroweak gauge symmetry, both in the broken and unbroken phases of the vacuum via complexification and spontaneous symmetry breaking.
Complexification of The Vacuum and The Electroweak Gauge Symmetry
In this paper we will treat vacuum and spacetime as the two faces of the same medallion and will draw certain consequences out of it, such as the Higgs boson mass and speed of light in the Higgs vacuum.
Complexification of The Vacuum and The Electroweak Gauge Symmetry
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