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MEDALLION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does medallion mean? 

MEDALLION (noun)
  The noun MEDALLION has 4 senses:

1. any of various large ancient Greek coins
2. a circular helping of food (especially a boneless cut of meat)
3. an emblem indicating that a taxicab is registered
4. an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

  Familiarity information: MEDALLION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MEDALLION (noun)


Sense 1medallion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various large ancient Greek coins

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("medallion" is a kind of...):

coin (a metal piece (usually a disc) used as money)


Sense 2medallion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A circular helping of food (especially a boneless cut of meat)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Context example:

medallions of veal

Hypernyms ("medallion" is a kind of...):

helping; portion; serving (an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal)


Sense 3medallion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An emblem indicating that a taxicab is registered

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("medallion" is a kind of...):

allegory; emblem (a visible symbol representing an abstract idea)


Sense 4medallion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

laurel wreath; medal; decoration; ribbon; medallion; palm

Hypernyms ("medallion" is a kind of...):

accolade; award; honor; honour; laurels (a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "medallion"):

Congressional Medal of Honor; Medal of Honor (the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action 'above and beyond the call of duty')

Croix de Guerre (a French military decoration for gallantry)

Distinguished Service Order (a British military decoration for special service in action)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (a British military decoration for distinguished conduct in the field)

Victoria Cross (a British military decoration for gallantry)

Oak Leaf Cluster (a United States military decoration consisting of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns awarded to anyone who has won a given medal before)

Order of the Purple Heart; Purple Heart (a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action)

Bronze Star; Bronze Star Medal (a United States military decoration awarded for meritorious service (except in aerial flight))

Silver Star; Silver Star Medal (a United States military decoration for gallantry in action)

Air Medal (a United States Air Force decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight)

Distinguished Flying Cross (a United States Air Force decoration for heroism while participating in an aerial flight)

Navy Cross (a United States Navy decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy)

Distinguished Service Cross (a United States Army decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy)

Distinguished Service Medal (a United States military decoration for meritorious service in wartime duty of great responsibility)

Medaille Militaire (a French military decoration)


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