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Meaning of “badge” in the English Dictionary

"badge" in British English

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badgenoun [C]

uk   us   /bædʒ/
B2 a ​smallpiece of ​metal, ​plastic, ​cloth, etc., with words or a ​picture on it, that you ​carry with you or that is ​fastened or ​sewn to ​yourclothing, often to show ​yoursupport for a ​politicalorganization or ​belief, or to show who you are, ​yourrank, or that you are a ​member of a ​group, etc.: Everyone at the ​conferencewore a badge with ​theirname on.

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(Definition of badge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"badge" in American English

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badgenoun [C]

 us   /bædʒ/
a ​smallpiece of ​metalworn to show ​yourmembership in a ​group or ​yourauthority within an ​organization such as the ​police
(Definition of badge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"badge" in Business English

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badgenoun [C]

uk   us   /bædʒ/
WORKPLACE a ​smallpiece of metal, ​plastic, cloth, etc. that you ​wear on your ​clothing to ​identify who you are, the ​organization you belong to, etc.: A ​securityguardchecks each ​car, ​verifying that ​occupants have a ​company ID badge before ​letting them in.
(Definition of badge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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