Adjective "medals" definition and examples

(Medals may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmɛd(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

noun

A metal disc typically of the size of a large coin and bearing an inscription or design, made to commemorate an event or awarded as a distinction to someone such as a soldier or athlete.
  1. 'To see the joy on so many young faces when presented with medals and awards was reward enough.'
  2. 'Thomas had won many medals and awards in both handball and football.'
  3. 'Purple Heart medals are awarded to nine soldiers who suffered wounds in Iraq.'
  4. 'The show garden section has been expanded, and the event awarded its own medals for the first time this year.'
  5. 'These medals were awarded in bronze for having four children, silver for six, and gold for eight.'
  6. 'My grandfather's medals were awarded for his service with the St John Ambulance Brigade during the Boer War.'
  7. 'This week her work was recognised when she was awarded the prestigious medal of the Order of Mercy from the League of Mercy.'
  8. 'Player of the Year awards and team medals will be presented on the night.'
  9. 'The team also picked up five silver and three bronze team medals at the event.'
  10. 'No service member is entitled to wear all three medals for the same act, achievement or period of service.'

verb

Win a medal in a sporting event.
  1. 'Freshman Deary should also be able to help with the distance events, having medaled at senior nationals in the 400 meter free.'
  2. 'Croatia last medaled at the 1996 Olympic Games, taking silver in Atlanta.'
  3. 'The United States men's basketball teams have now medaled in every Olympics they have participated in, winning gold 12 times, silver once, and bronze twice.'
  4. 'Cop has medaled in three Olympic Games, winning Silver in Athens, Gold in Sydney and Bronze in Barcelona, all in addition to eight World Championship medals.'
  5. 'Having already medaled in both the winter and summer Games, Clara is a legend in Canada.'
  6. 'I think in the long run it is maybe better, not medaling just motivates me even more now.'
  7. 'Indeed, she medalled in every competition in which she competed.'
  8. 'Four years later, she became the first person to medal in both a swimming and diving event in the Olympics.'
  9. 'From 1936 on, the U.S. men medaled only in the boycotted Los Angeles Olympics of 1984.'
  10. 'I medaled in all six of my events, and I almost captured the gold in the 200 meter backstroke, missing by just 1-tenth of a second.'
  11. 'Holland have only medalled three times at the world outdoor championships.'
  12. 'the most medalled athlete in Britain'

More definitions

1. a flat piece of metal, often a disk but sometimes a cross, star, or other form, usually bearing an inscription or design, issued to commemorate a person, action, or event, or given as a reward for bravery, merit, or the like: a gold medal for the best swimmer.

2. a similar object bearing a religious image, as of a saint: a Saint Christopher's medal. verb (used with object), medaled, medaling or (especially British) medalled, medalling.

3. to decorate or honor with a medal. ve

More examples(as adjective)

"goals can be medals at championships."

"tables can be medals."

"hunts can be medals."

"winners can be medals."

"stills can be medals."

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Origin

(medal)Late 16th century: from French médaille, from Italian medaglia, from medieval Latin medalia ‘half a denarius’, from Latin medialis ‘medial’.