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"medal" in British English

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medalnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmed.əl/
B2 a ​smallmetaldisc, with words or a ​picture on it, given as a ​reward for a ​braveaction, for ​winning a ​competition, or to ​remember a ​specialevent: He was awarded a medal forbravery. She won three ​Olympicgold medals.

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medalverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈmed.əl/ (-ll- or -l-)
(Definition of medal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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medalnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmed·əl/
a ​smallmetaldisk given to someone to ​recognize a ​braveaction or ​specialservice, or the ​winning of a ​competition esp. in ​sports: She ​won three ​Olympicgold medals.
(Definition of medal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “medal”
in Korean 메달…
in Arabic ميدالْية…
in Malaysian pingat…
in French médaille…
in Russian медаль…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獎章, 獎牌, 勳章…
in Italian medaglia…
in Turkish madalya…
in Polish medal…
in Spanish medalla…
in Vietnamese huân chương…
in Portuguese medalha…
in Thai เหรียญรางวัล…
in German die Medaille, der Orden…
in Catalan medalla…
in Japanese メダル…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奖章, 奖牌, 勋章…
in Indonesian medali…
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