Definitions for Tokenˈtoʊ kən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
something serving to represent or indicate some feeling, event, fact, etc.; sign:
Black is a token of mourning.
something offered or taken as evidence or proof:
This badge will be the token of your authority.
a memento; souvenir.
a stamped piece of metal, issued as a limited medium of exchange, as for bus fares or bridge tolls.
an item, idea, etc., representing a group; a part as representing the whole; sample.
a person who has been hired, admitted, enrolled, etc., to forestall charges of prejudice or discrimination, as against a minority.
a particular instance in speech or writing of a word, symbol, or linguistic expression.
Category: Language/Linguistics, Philosphy
Ref: Compare type (def. 8). 1 8
(v.t.)to be a token of; signify; symbolize.
(adj.)serving as a token:
a token male on an all-female staff.
Idioms for token:
by the same token,for similar reasons; furthermore.
in token of,as a sign of; in evidence of:
a ring in token of one's love.
Origin of token:
bef. 900; OE tāc(e)n, c. OFris tēk(e)n, OS tēcan, ON teikn sign, mark; akin to teach
an individual instance of a type of symbol
"the word`error' contains three tokens of `r'"
something serving as a sign of something else
a metal or plastic disk that can be redeemed or used in designated slot machines
keepsake, souvenir, token, relic(adj)
something of sentimental value
nominal, token(a), tokenish(adj)
insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal)
"the fee was nominal"; "a token gesture of resistance"; "a toknenish gesture"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sth you give or do as a symbol of sth
a token of his affection
a metal disc used instead of money
Put the token in the slot.
a gift certificate
used only for symbolic reasons
I'm the token woman on the committee.
Something serving as an expression of something else; sign, symbol
A keepsake, momento, souvenir
A piece of stamped metal used as a substitute for money; a voucher that can be exchanged for goods or services
Evidence, proof; a confirming detail; physical trace, mark, footprint; also fig.
Support for a belief; grounds for an opinion; reason, reasoning, witcraft (see usage)
An extraordinary event serving as evidence of supernatural power, a miracle
An object or disclosure to attest or authenticate the bearer or an instruction; a password
A seal guaranteeing the quality of an item.
Something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith, asf.
To betoken, indicate, portend, designate, denote
To symbolize, instantiate
A particular thing to which a concept applies.
An atomic piece of data, such as a word, for which a meaning may be inferred during parsing. Also called a symbol.
A lexeme; a basic, grammatically indivisible unit of a language such as a keyword, operator or identifier.
A characteristic sign of a disease or of a bodily disorder, a symptom; a sign of a bodily condition, recovery, or health.
A livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death.
Ten and a half quires, or, commonly, 250 sheets, of paper printed on both sides; also, in some cases, the same number of sheets printed on one side, or half the number printed on both sides.
A bit of leather having a peculiar mark designating a particular miner. Each hewer sends one of these with each corf or tub he has hewn.
A thin bed of coal indicating the existence of a thicker seam at no great distance.
(weaving) In a loom, a colored signal to show the weaver which shuttle to use.
Done as an indication or a pledge; perfunctory, minimal or merely symbolic.
He made a token tap on the brake pedal at the stop sign.
a minor attempt for appearance sake, or to minimally comply with a requirement
Origin: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.
something intended or supposed to represent or indicate another thing or an event; a sign; a symbol; as, the rainbow is a token of God's covenant established with Noah
a memorial of friendship; something by which the friendship of another person is to be kept in mind; a memento; a souvenir
something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith, etc
a piece of metal intended for currency, and issued by a private party, usually bearing the name of the issuer, and redeemable in lawful money. Also, a coin issued by government, esp. when its use as lawful money is limited and its intrinsic value is much below its nominal value
a livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death
ten and a half quires, or, commonly, 250 sheets, of paper printed on both sides; also, in some cases, the same number of sheets printed on one side, or half the number printed on both sides
a piece of metal given beforehand to each person in the congregation who is permitted to partake of the Lord's Supper
a bit of leather having a peculiar mark designating a particular miner. Each hewer sends one of these with each corf or tub he has hewn
Translations for Token
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a mark or sign
Wear this ring, as a token of our friendship.
- sinalPortuguese (BR)
- symbol, znakCzech
- das ZeichenGerman
- τεκμήριο, δείγμα, σύμβολοGreek
- señal, pruebaSpanish
- signe, marqueFrench
- אוֹת, סימןHebrew
- tákn, merki, votturIcelandic
- dāvana; zīme; apliecinājumsLatvian
- tegn, symbolNorwegian
- symbol, znakPolish
- نخښه، نښه، سمبول: دسوغات شيان: فرعي سكه: فلزي ټكټ ( دريل يابس دپارهPashto
- semn, simbolRomanian
- symbol, znakSlovak
- tecken, bevisSwedish
- işaret, belirti, hatıraTurkish
- 標誌Chinese (Trad.)
- نشان، علامتUrdu
- dấu hiệuVietnamese
- 标志Chinese (Simp.)
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