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A badge.

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From Late Latin bagea, bagia (sign), of Template:Gem[[Category:Template:Gem derivations|Badge]] origin; compare with Old English bēag, bēah (bracelet, collar, crown).

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Badge ({{{1}}})

  1. A distinctive mark, token, sign, emblem or cognizance, worn on one's clothing, as an insignia of some rank, or of the membership of an organization.
  2. A small nameplate, identifying the wearer, and often giving additional information.
  3. A card, sometimes with a barcode or magnetic strip, granting access to a certain area.
  4. Something characteristic; a mark; a token.
    • 158? or 159?, Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus, Act I, Scene 2:
      Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
  5. Template:1811 A term used for one burned in the hand.
    He has got his badge, and piked: He was burned in the hand, and is at liberty.
  6. Template:Nautical A carved ornament on the stern of a vessel, containing a window or the representation of one.
  7. Template:Heraldry A distinctive mark worn by servants, retainers, and followers of royalty or nobility, who, being beneath the rank of gentlemen, have no right to armorial bearings.

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to Badge

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to Badge (third-person singular simple present badg, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (transitive) To mark or distinguish with a badge.
  2. To enter a restricted area by showing one's badge.
    • David Simon, Homicide ISBN 0-8050-8075-9, p. 118 - Worden and James walk [...] to the [...] Courthouse [...], where they badge their way past sheriff's deputies and take the elevator to the third floor.

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Borrowed from English

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Badge m. (plural Badges)

  1. identity badge

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  1. first-person singular present indicative of badger.
  2. third-person singular present indicative of badger.
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of badger.
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of badger.
  5. second-person singular imperative of badger.

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