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.

    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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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. Sarah Pierce:

    This is the first recognition that it's not OK to use a visitor visa for the purposes of' birth tourism,' so it has a symbolic strength in that respect, at the same time it's not a very effective way at going after the' birth tourism' industry.

  2. 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.

  3. Olivia Marks-Woldman:

    Although the symbolic significance of the funeral is clear, particularly for so many survivors of the Holocaust who were not able to hold funerals for their own relatives, we must not forget that these remains are of six individuals, who lived distinct and unique lives.

  4. United States:

    The loss of Hamza bin Ladin not only deprives al-Qa' ida of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father, but undermines important operational activities of the group.

  5. Jen Groover:

    The general use of the term ‘trophy wife’ in our society, is meant as a demeaning term toward the woman and a symbolic ‘high-five’ toward the man for scoring outside of his zone, i would prefer seeing more positive statements that are empowering for myself, my daughters and all women.

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