What does emblem mean?

Definitions for emblem
ˈɛm bləmem·blem

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emblemnoun

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

  2. emblem, allegorynoun

    a visible symbol representing an abstract idea


  1. emblemnoun

    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. emblemnoun

    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. Etymology: From embleme, from emblema, from ἔμβλημα, from ἔμβάλλειν.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. EMBLEMnoun

    Etymology: ἔμβλημα.

    She had all the royal makings of a queen,
    The rod, and bird of peace, and all such emblems,
    Laid nobly on her. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    If you draw your beast in an emblem, shew a landscape of the country natural to the beast. Henry Peacham, on Drawing.

    Gentle Thames,
    Thy mighty master’s emblem, in whose face
    Sate meekness, heighten’d with majestick grace. John Denham.

    He is indeed a proper emblem of knowledge and action, being all head and paws. Joseph Addison, Guardian, №. 114.

  2. To Emblemverb

    To represent in an occult or allusive manner.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    The primitive fight of elements doth fitly emblem that of opinions. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps. c. 27.


  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.


  1. emblem

    An emblem is a symbolic representation, usually in the form of a logo, badge, or crest, often associated with a country, organization, or family. It can contain images, symbols, or icons that represent certain attributes, ideals, or characteristics of the entity it represents. Emblems may be used for identification, to convey specific meanings, or to promote certain values or messages.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emblemnoun

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

  2. Emblemnoun

    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. Emblemnoun

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

  4. Emblemverb

    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. Maxim Behar:

    The one-time ubiquitous emblem of classic PR, the press release, has technically been dead for a while now. To be a bit more precise, His Majesty the Press Release has been dying - a relatively slow death, but a death, nonetheless. And there is no coming back. Now we are in the afterlife, thanks to the social media revolution.

  2. 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.

  3. Donald Trump:

    That was Carter's emblem.

  4. 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.

  5. 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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