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Symbol meaning

symbol - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. A visible sign or representation of an idea; anything which suggests an idea or quality, or another thing, as by resemblance or by convention; an emblem; a representation; a type; a figure; as, the lion is the symbol of courage; the lamb is the symbol of meekness or patience.
  2. 2. Any character used to represent a quantity, an operation, a relation, or an abbreviation.
  3. 3. An abstract or compendium of faith or doctrine; a creed, or a summary of the articles of religion.
  4. 4. That which is thrown into a common fund; hence, an appointed or accustomed duty.
  5. 5. Share; allotment.
  6. 6. An abbreviation standing for the name of an element and consisting of the initial letter of the Latin or New Latin name, or sometimes of the initial letter with a following one; as, C for carbon, Na for sodium ( Natrium), Fe for iron ( Ferrum), Sn for tin ( Stannum), Sb for antimony ( Stibium), etc. See the list of names and symbols under Element.
  7. 7. To symbolize.
  8. 8. Sign; emblem; representation.
  9. 9. Symbolic, symbolical.

symbol - examples of usage

  1. But the light of the late afternoon glowed green behind the straight trees, and became a symbol of her. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. This they took to be some kind of an Okee, in which opinion Smith's action confirmed them, for taking off his hat, he waved it in delight towards the symbol of all that was now doubly dear to him. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. They all ride upon " white horses," and the " horse" is the symbol of the intellect. - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
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