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relating to or using or proceeding by means of symbols
"symbolic logic"; "symbolic operations"; "symbolic thinking"
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"
Pertaining to a symbol.
Referring to something with an implicit meaning.
Etymology: From symbolique or directly from symbolicus, from συμβολικός
Symbolic refers to something that represents or stands for something else, usually an idea, concept, or complex reality, through the use of symbols or signs. It can pertain to visuals, words, gestures, and other forms of coded representation which carry meaning beyond their literal interpretation.
alt. of Symbolical
Etymology: [Cf. F. symbolique. See Symbolic, a.]
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'symbolic' in Adjectives Frequency: #817
The numerical value of symbolic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of symbolic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Disease an never be conquered, can never be quelled by emotion's willful screaming or faith's symbolic prayer. It can only be conquered by the energy of humanity and the cunning in the mind of man. In the patience of a Curie, in the enlightenment of a Faraday, a Rutherford, a Pasteur, a Nightingale, and all other apostles of light and cleanliness, rather than of a woebegone godliness, we shall find final deliverance from plague, pestilence, and famine.
If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag wash it.
This is why ... we have put on the table the proposal of a freeze of heavy fighting in Aleppo, and eventually the return for a united, reconstructed Syrian city as it used to be because it is a symbolic microcosm of all of Syria.
There is a skewed vision because the Marvel version is like a Shakespeare, we certainly enjoy them but don’t see them as religious in any sense. The priest said the gods are viewed as mystical and symbolic. Most modern worshipers don’t consider them to be living beings that are capable of flying down from the clouds.
The personal, if it is deep enough, becomes universal, mythical, symbolic.
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- প্রতীকী, সাংকেতিকBengali
- simbòlicCatalan, Valencian
- tähistav, sümboolneEstonian
- vertauskuvallinen, symbolinenFinnish
- samhlachailScottish Gaelic
- סמלי, סמלית, סימבולי, סימבוליתHebrew
- jelképes, szimbolikusHungarian
- remzî, sembolîkKurdish
- simbòliškas, simbòlinisLithuanian
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