• WordNet 3.6
    • n medalist (golf) the winner at medal play of a tournament
    • n medalist someone who has won a medal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Medalist A designer of medals.
    • Medalist A person that is skilled or curious in medals; a collector of medals.
    • Medalist One who has gained a medal as the reward of merit; as, the gold medalist in downhill skiing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n medalist An engraver, stamper, or molder of medals.
    • n medalist One who is skilled in medals.
    • n medalist One who has gained a medal as a reward of merit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Medalist one skilled in medals: an engraver of medals: one who has gained a medal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. médailliste, It. medaglista,
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.


In literature:

This eminent sculptor and famous medalist was in high favor with Clement VII., who took him into his service.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3)" by S. Spooner
Our Gold Medalists are never idle.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume IX (of X)" by Various
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Going to be gold medalist, sure.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
By JOHN HANNING SPEKE, Captain H.M. Indian Army, Fellow and Gold Medalist of the Royal Geographical Society, Hon.
"Captain Brand of the "Centipede"" by H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
Commendees thought they should have been medalists, and the latter thought something else.
"The Evolution of Photography" by John Werge

In news:

Sonoma's Dagner medalist, netters host today.
Senior Jordann Dagner again earned medalist honors for the Lady Dragons in their big SCL win over Petaluma.
Gold medalist in the Triple Jump , Christian Taylor is greeted at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport by friends and family after completing his Diamond League season following the 2012 Summer Olympics.
This Sept 12, 2009, file photo shows United States gold medalist LaShawn Merritt reacting after winning the men's 400-meter event at the IAAF World Athletics Final in Thessaloniki, Greece.
All-around gold medalist last among qualifiers for event final.
A visit with an Olympic gold medalist.
Valois takes medalist honors at US Mid-Am.
Kortney Williams of Becker was the medalist with a 77 on her home course.
PHOTOS 2012 US Olympic gold medalists.
Lones Wigger , multiple Olympic medalist in shooting.
Soldier, Olympian, Prisoner The Many Sides of Ethiopia's 1968 Olympic Gold Medalist.
The 25th Anniversary Holiday Parade returned downtown Nov 17 with co-Grand Marshall and Olympic silver medalist, Toledo native Erik Kynard CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.
UCD athletic legend and two-time Olympic rugby gold medalist Colby "Babe" Slater.
Dickey is joined by 2012 Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated.
Olympic gold medalist and former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw arrested after incident involving former girlfriend.

In science:

As a professor at Johns Hopkins and Harvard University, he supervised the Ph.D.s of some of the most outstanding mathematicians of the era, including two Fields Medalists, and his mathematical tribe (traced through advisors in ) now numbers more than 800.
Zariski decomposition: a new (old) chapter of linear algebra
Madurai Kama Raj University. She is the University Rank Holder in UG and Gold Medalist in PG.
Examining Web Application by Clumping and Orienting User Session Data
As Roger–Maurice Bonnet enthused during the presentation: “As team leaders, our medalists were responsible for the largest computing task in the history of astronomy.
Hipparcos: a Retrospective
The depth and mainstreamness of this remarkable theorem is amply supported by the fact that at least four Fields medalists (Klaus Roth, Jean Bourgain, Tim Gowers, and Terry Tao) and at least one Wolf prize winner (Hillel Furstenberg) made significant contributions.
Finite Analogs of Szemer\'edi's Theorem
Sc. (First Rank holder and Gold Medalist), M.
Heuristic approach to optimize the number of test cases for simple circuits