What does emblem mean?

Definitions for emblem
ˈɛm bləmem·blem

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word emblem.

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

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.]

Numerology

  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Images & Illustrations of emblem

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