Definitions for emblemˈɛm bləm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emblem(noun)

    special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.

  2. emblem, allegory(noun)

    a visible symbol representing an abstract idea


  1. emblem(Noun)

    A representative symbol, such as a trademark or logo.

    The trucks were emblazoned with the emblem of the Red Cross and were not supposed to be targeted.

  2. emblem(Noun)

    Something which represents a larger whole.

    The rampant poverty in the ethnic slums was just an emblem of the group's disenfranchisement by the society as a whole.

  3. Origin: From embleme, from emblema, from ἔμβλημα, from ἔμβάλλειν.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emblem(noun)

    inlay; inlaid or mosaic work; something ornamental inserted in a surface

  2. Emblem(noun)

    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

  3. Emblem(noun)

    a picture accompanied with a motto, a set of verse, or the like, intended as a moral lesson or meditation

  4. Emblem(verb)

    to represent by an emblem; to symbolize


  1. Emblem

    An emblem is an abstract or representational pictorial image that represents a concept, like a moral truth, or an allegory, or a person, like a king or saint.

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