A piece of metal in the form of a coin, struck with a device, and intended to preserve the remembrance of a notable event or an illustrious person, or to serve as a reward.
- A flat piece of metal stamped with a design or an inscription commemorating an event or a person, often given as an award.
- A piece of metal stamped with a religious device, used as an object of veneration or commemoration.
- To win a medal, as in a sports contest: "We were the first Americans to medal” ( Jill Watson).
- To award a medal to.