What does emblem mean?

Definitions for emblem
ˈɛm bləmem·blem

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Emblem

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emblem in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emblem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of emblem in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    That was Carter's emblem.

  2. Anne Louise Germaine de Staël:

    Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.

  3. Riccardo Tisci:

    ...The Victorian era (was) a time in Britain for great change and progress, an era that has always inspired me and my work, (Burberry) chose to present his company with an emblem of a knight on a horse, but for his family crest, he instead chose a unicorn. Thomas Burberry was a daring innovator but also a romantic and a dreamer.

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    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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