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Definitions of emblem

  1. a visible symbol representing an abstract idea Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc. Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Inlay; inlaid or mosaic work; something ornamental inserted in a surface. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A visible sign of an idea; an object, or the figure of an object, symbolizing and suggesting another object, or an idea, by natural aptness or by association; a figurative representation; a typical designation; a symbol; as, a balance is an emblem of justice; a scepter, the emblem of sovereignty or power; a circle, the emblem of eternity. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A picture accompanied with a motto, a set of verse, or the like, intended as a moral lesson or meditation. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To represent by an emblem; to symbolize. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Figures or symbols identifying or representing organizations or societies. Medical Dictionary DB
  8. A symbolical figure or design; a visible sign of an idea; as, a white robe is an emblem of purity; the flag is the emblem of the nation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A picture representing to the mind something different from itself: a type or symbol. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A symbolic figure; type. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Emblematic. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A flgurative representation; symbol. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Inlaid or Mosaic work; a device or picture conceived in order to embody and represent to the eye some spiritual idea or reality, such as a balance to represent justice, or a crown, dominion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To represent by an emblem. See Emblemata. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. An object that represents one thing to the eye and another to the understanding; a figure; a type; a symbolical representation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. em'blem, n. a picture representing to the mind something different from itself: a type or symbol: (Milton) an inlaid ornament.--v.t. to symbolise.--n. EMBL[=E]'MA, an inlaid ornament:--pl. EMBL[=E]'MATA.--adjs. EMBLEMAT'IC, -AL, pertaining to or containing emblems: symbolical: representing.--adv. EMBLEMAT'ICALLY.--v.t. EMBLEM'ATISE, EM'BLEMISE, to represent by an emblem:--pr.p. emblem'at[=i]sing; pa.p. emblem'at[=i]sed.--n. EMBLEM'ATIST, a writer or inventor of emblems. [L. embl[=e]ma--Gr. em (=en), in, ballein, to cast.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Symbol, typical representation; (of person) type (of a quality); heraldic device; (v.t.) symbolize, show forth by e. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. n. [Greek] An object or the figure of an object, symbolizing and suggesting some other object, quality, or the like; type; sign; symbol. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. Inlay, enamel; an occult representation, an allusive picture. Complete Dictionary
  20. To represent in an occult or allusive manner. Complete Dictionary

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