special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
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.
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.
Origin: From embleme, from emblema, from ἔμβλημα, from ἔμβάλλειν.
inlay; inlaid or mosaic work; something ornamental inserted in a surface
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
a picture accompanied with a motto, a set of verse, or the like, intended as a moral lesson or meditation
to represent by an emblem; to symbolize
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. Emblē′ma, an inlaid ornament:—pl. Emblē′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′atīsing; pa.p. emblem′atīsed.—n. Emblem′atist, a writer or inventor of emblems. [L. emblēma—Gr. em (=en), in, ballein, to cast.]
The numerical value of emblem in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of emblem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Popular Christianity has for its emblem a gibbet, for its chief sensation a sanginary execution after torture, for its central mystery is an insane vengeance bought off by a trumpery expiation. But there is a nobler and profounder Christianity which affirms the sacred mystery of equality and forbids the glaring futility and folly of vengeance.
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- emblemaCatalan, Valencian
- znak, emblémCzech
- embléma, jelképHungarian
- emblema, raffigurazione, simboloItalian
- biểu tượngVietnamese
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