Definitions for Tokenˈtoʊ kən
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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
In railway signalling, a token is a physical object which a locomotive driver is required to have or see before entering onto a particular section of single track. The token is clearly endorsed with the name of the section it belongs to. A token system is used for single lines because of the very much greater risk of serious collision in the event of irregular working by signalmen or traincrews, than on double lines.
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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