(a) thing worn (usu a design on cloth or sth made of metal) to show a person's occupation, rank, membership of a society, etc 徽章
*a cap badge, eg of a schoolboy or soldier 帽徽. =>illus at hat 见hat之插图.
(b) (fig 比喻) thing that shows a quality or condition 象徵; 标志
*Chains are a badge of slavery. 锁链是奴隶制度的标志.
1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin:
a small piece of metal, cloth, or plastic with a picture or words on it, worn to show rank, membership of a group, support for a political idea etc
American Equivalent: button
American Equivalent: pin We were each handed a badge with our name on it.
a small piece of metal or plastic that you carry to show people that you work for a particular organization, for example that you are a police officera badge of honour/courage etc
something that shows that you have a particular quality He now sees his wartime injuries as a badge of honor.alsomerit badgeAmE
a small piece of cloth with a picture on it, given to scouts
etc to show what skills they have learned Steve won a photography badge in the Boy Scouts.badge of officeBrE
an object which shows that you have an official position Mayors wear chains around their necks as badges of office.
1. The design of its badge, a red cross on a white field, was obtained by reversing the colours of Switzerland. 红十字会的旗帜，即白底上红色十字，是由瑞士国旗红白两面色互换而成。
2. He bears it as a badge on the breast. 他把这佩在胸前当作徽章。