AskDefine | Define medallion

Dictionary Definition



1 any of various large ancient Greek coins
2 a circular helping of food (especially a boneless cut of meat); "medallions of veal"
3 an emblem indicating that a taxicab is registered
4 an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event [syn: decoration, laurel wreath, medal, palm, ribbon]

User Contributed Dictionary



Me-dal*li-on meh-DAH-lee-uhn


  1. A large medal, usually decorative
  2. A cut of meat resembling a medallion.

Related terms


large decorative medal

Extensive Definition

A medallion is a piece of metal, usually carved or engraved; circular (like a coin) and large, that is used as a work of art, souvenir, medal, or worn on the body as a special symbol or as a fashion accessory on a necklace (see pendant).
medallion in Spanish: Medallón
medallion in Polish: Medalion (jubilerstwo)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Bronze Star Medal, Croix de Guerre, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Unit Citation, Medaille Militaire, Military Cross, Navy Cross, Unit Citation, Victoria Cross, anaglyph, bas-relief, boss, cameo, cameo glass, cavo-rilievo, cut glass, embossment, glyph, glyptograph, high relief, intaglio, intaglio rilevato, intaglio rilievo, low relief, mask, medal, military medal, order, plaquette, relief, relievo, sculptured glass, service medal, war medal
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