Medal vs Billon - What's the difference?

medal | billon |


As nouns the difference between medal and billon

is that medal is a stamped metal disc used as a personal ornament, a charm, or a religious object while billon is any of several alloys of precious metals and base metals that is used (where legal) to make coins, medals etc.

As a verb medal

is (sports|very|colloquial) to win a medal.

medal

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A stamped metal disc used as a personal ornament, a charm, or a religious object.
  • *, II.i.3:
  • Whether their images, shrines, relics, consecrated things, holy water, medals , benedictions, those divine amulets, holy exorcisms, and the sign of the cross, be available in this disease?
  • A stamped or cast metal object (usually a disc), particularly one awarded as a prize or reward.
  • Derived terms

    * gold medal: a medal designed for first-place winners * silver medal: a medal designed for second-place winners * bronze medal: a medal designed for third-place winners * tea and medals

    Verb

  • (sports, very, colloquial) To win a medal.
  • "He medalled twice at the Olympics"
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    billon

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia billon) (en noun)
  • Any of several alloys of precious metals and base metals that is used (where legal) to make coins, medals etc.