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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Badge  \Badge\,  n.  [LL.  bagea  bagia  sign,  prob.  of  German 
  origin;  cf  AS  be['a]g,  be['a]h,  bracelet,  collar,  crown,  OS 
  b?g-  in  comp.,  AS  b?gan  to  bow,  bend,  G.  biegen  See  {Bow} 
  to  bend.] 
  1.  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.  ''  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  Something  characteristic;  a  mark;  a  token. 
 
  Sweet  mercy  is  nobility's  true  badge.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  A  carved  ornament  on  the  stern  of  a  vessel, 
  containing  a  window  or  the  representation  of  one 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Badge  \Badge\,  v.  t. 
  To  mark  or  distinguish  with  a  badge. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  badge 
  n  1:  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" 
  2:  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" 
  v  :  put  a  badge  on  "The  workers  here  must  be  badged" 




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