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Definition of Badge


  1. A distinctive mark, token, sign, or cognizance, worn on the person; as, the badge of a society; the badge of a policeman.
  2. Something characteristic; a mark; a token.
  3. A carved ornament on the stern of a vessel, containing a window or the representation of one.
  4. To mark or distinguish with a badge.

Badge Quotations

We all fight over what the label 'feminism' means but for me it's about empowerment. It's not about being more powerful than men - it's about having equal rights with protection, support, justice. It's about very basic things. It's not a badge like a fashion item.
Annie Lennox

The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.
Marcus Garvey

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
William Shakespeare

Badges mean nothing in themselves, but they mark a certain achievement and they are a link between the rich and the poor. For when one girl sees a badge on a sister Scout's arm, if that girl has won the same badge, it at once awakens an interest and sympathy between them.
Juliette Gordon Low

The most important thing my grandfather taught me was that the most noble way to use your skills, intellect and energy is to defend the marginalized against those with the greatest power - and that the resulting animosity from those in power is a badge of honor.
Glenn Greenwald
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Badge Translations

badge in Dutch is wapen, blazoen, insigne
badge in French is insigne
badge in German is Abzeichen {n}
badge in Norwegian is merke
badge in Portuguese is emblema
badge in Spanish is credencial