What does symbolic mean?

Definitions for symbolic
sym·bol·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. symbolic, symbolicaladjective

    relating to or using or proceeding by means of symbols

    "symbolic logic"; "symbolic operations"; "symbolic thinking"

  2. emblematic, emblematical, symbolic, symbolicaladjective

    serving as a visible symbol for something abstract

    "a crown is emblematic of royalty"; "the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish"

  3. symbolicadjective

    using symbolism

    "symbolic art"

Wiktionary

  1. symbolicadjective

    Pertaining to a symbol.

    Etymology: From symbolique or directly from symbolicus, from συμβολικός

  2. symbolicadjective

    Referring to something with an implicit meaning.

    Etymology: From symbolique or directly from symbolicus, from συμβολικός

Webster Dictionary

  1. Symbolicadjective

    see Symbolics

    Etymology: [Cf. F. symbolique. See Symbolic, a.]

  2. Symbolicadjective

    alt. of Symbolical

    Etymology: [Cf. F. symbolique. See Symbolic, a.]

Freebase

  1. Symbolic

    Symbolic is the Voodoo Glow Skulls' fifth full-length album. It was released on September 12, 2000 on Epitaph Records. This album marks the last appearance of the creator of the VGS horn style, Helios J Hernandez. Track 14 is a cover of the song "I Shot The Sheriff" from Bob Marley. The song "Say Goodnight" appears on punk compilation album Punk-O-Rama 6.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'symbolic' in Adjectives Frequency: #817

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  1. Alex
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of symbolic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of symbolic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of symbolic in a Sentence

  1. William Walker:

    Culturally significant artifacts are assigned a monetary value in the world's marketplaces in which they are traded, but the cultural and symbolic worth of these objects far surpasses any given dollar value to the nations to whom they rightfully belong. HSI is pleased that today's court action is a positive step toward returning this five-century old Christopher Columbus letter to the people of Italy.

  2. John Rocco Savalli:

    Money is simply the symbolic representation of human energy.”

  3. Joshua Pollack:

    This is a statement, symbolic of defiance, the pursuit of sanctions relief is over. Nothing is made explicit here, but it starts to set new expectations about the coming course of policy for 2020.

  4. Jim Irsay:

    It took over $4 million and 45 years, but we finally got them back together, i know it's a symbolic thing, but it really means a lot to me.

  5. David Mamet:

    The popularity of disaster movies expresses a collective perception of a world threatened by irresistible and unforeseen forces which nevertheless are thwarted at the last moment. Their thinly veiled symbolic meaning might be translated thus: We are innocent of wrongdoing. We are attacked by unforeseeable forces come to harm us. We are, thus, innocent even of negligence. Though those forces are insuperable, chance will come to our aid and we shall emerge victorious.

Images & Illustrations of symbolic

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