What does symbolic mean?

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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.

  2. symbolicadjective

    Referring to something with an implicit meaning.

  3. Etymology: From symbolique or directly from symbolicus, from συμβολικός

Webster Dictionary

  1. Symbolicadjective

    see Symbolics

  2. Symbolicadjective

    alt. of Symbolical

  3. 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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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. Jang Woo-seok:

    Today's win is symbolic, but nevertheless a very important step, what AlphaGo is doing is essentially cutting down the number of potential moves to consider.

  2. Jonathan Friedman:

    It is deeply disturbing to see a group of students engaged in this kind of conduct, this symbolic gesture aimed not just to reject or refute ideas but to obliterate the very paper on which they were written... It behooves the university to educate its students about why book burning is so inimical to open discourse and free expression.

  3. Bobby DiCello:

    It's bewildering. It sends a symbolic and inhumane message despite the procedure that is involved, if nobody thought he needed to be handcuffed, then why not just out of respect for the loss of human life, avoid it ?

  4. Jacob McAfee:

    It's symbolic that she stopped at a firehouse, you know, our members took care of her and she ended up having kind of a Cinderella story.

  5. Seán O'Casey:

    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.

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