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badge  (bj)
a. A device or emblem worn as an insignia of rank, office, or membership in an organization.
b. An emblem given as an award or honor.
2. A characteristic mark. See Synonyms at sign.

[Middle English bagge, from Norman French bage.]

badge v.

badge  /bd/  n. 1 a sign or mark worn to show honor or membership, position, etc. in a group: The military officer wore a badge showing his rank. 2 a name tag, such as a plastic plate with ones name on it: He pinned his name badge on his shirt. badge

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