medallist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n medallist (golf) the winner at medal play of a tournament
    • n medallist someone who has won a medal
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n medallist See medalist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Medallist one skilled in medals: an engraver of medals: one who has gained a medal
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Etymology

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:

I thought you knew I was a F. R. G. S. It was George Curzon proposed me and as he is a gold medallist of the Society it was easy getting in.
"Adventures and Letters" by Richard Harding Davis
But remembering the medallist of the year before, Razumov, the young man of no parentage, was sobered.
"Under Western Eyes" by Joseph Conrad
Tired of the sea, for awhile he obtained employment with a medallist, where his skill as an engraver stood him in good stead.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
Here was a young Scotchman, able, pure, of noble ambition, and a first medallist in metaphysics.
"Better Dead" by J. M. Barrie
He was an expert in this line, as well as being a gold-medallist in medicine.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
By an unknown Venetian medallist.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
Gold Medallist, Asiatic Society, 1909.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
All medallists are supplied with superior kinds of garments and other articles.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
He was University scholar, medallist, prizeman; he was one of the best speakers at the Union.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893" by Various
Maule was senior wrangler and senior medallist at Cambridge, and is a lawyer.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
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In news:

Paralympic medallist nominated for Adventurer award.
Paralympic medallist nominated for National Geographic prize.
Olympic cycling gold medallist Anna Meares of Australia plans to compete at the 2016 Games at Rio de Janeiro.
Teofilo Stevenson, three-time Olympic boxing gold medallist , dead at 60.
Lympic gold medallist swimmer Michael Phelps of the US tees off on the final day of the World Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament at the Mission Hills golf resort in Haikou on the southern Chinese island of Hainan on October 21, 2012.
Olympic gold medallist Ashleigh McIvor hear wedding bells.
Canadian Olympic gold medallist Ashleigh McIvor with Vancouver Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit, pictured earlier this year.
Canadian Olympic gold medallist McIvor sues juice company over sponsorship.
Gold medallist 's tribute to a fallen athlete.
Paralympic gold medallist's Powys council award.
Olympic medallist David O'Conner was riding his 14 year-old thoroughbred, "The Native" when it approached an obstacle known as the windmill pond and collapsed.
Boxing world champion and Olympic gold medallist Amir Khan has called in M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment to handle his PR.
Indian Olympic Female Boxing Bronze Medallist Mary Kom is introduced as the Super Fight League's (SFL) brand ambassador during a press conference in Mumbai on September 24, 2012.
Reigning women's singles gold medallist Val Smith created a small piece of international bowls history as pool play reached the halfway point at the Bowls World Championships in Adelaide today.
Ashton Eaton wins decathlon gold for U.S. Gold medallist Ashton Eaton of the United States, left, and silver medallist more.
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In science:

Although the problem for semisimple groups has not yet been settled in complete generality, a fundamental theorem of the Fields Medallist G. A.
What is a superrigid subgroup?
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