What does symbolism mean?

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ˈsɪm bəˌlɪz əmsym·bol·ism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. symbolism(noun)

    a system of symbols and symbolic representations

  2. symbolism, symbolization, symbolisation(noun)

    the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning

  3. symbolism(noun)

    an artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images

Wiktionary

  1. symbolism(Noun)

    Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Symbolism(noun)

    the act of symbolizing, or the state of being symbolized; as, symbolism in Christian art is the representation of truth, virtues, vices, etc., by emblematic colors, signs, and forms

  2. Symbolism(noun)

    a system of symbols or representations

  3. Symbolism(noun)

    the practice of using symbols, or the system of notation developed thereby

  4. Symbolism(noun)

    a combining together of parts or ingredients

  5. Symbolism(noun)

    the science of creeds; symbolics

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Symbolism

    has been divided into two kinds, symbolism of colour and symbolism of form. Of colours, black typifies grief and death; blue, hope, love of divine works, divine contemplation, piety, sincerity; pale blue, power, Christian prudence, love of good works, serene conscience; gold, glory and power; green, faith, immortality, resurrection, gladness; pale green, baptism; grey, tribulation; purple, justice, royalty; red, martyrdom for faith, charity, divine love; rose-colour, martyrdom; saffron, confessors; scarlet, fervour and glory; silver, chastity and purity; violet, penitence; white, purity, temperance, innocence, chastity, and faith in God. Instances of form: Anchor typifies hope; palm, victory; sword, death or martyrdom; the lamb, Christ; unicorn, purity. Of stones, moreover, the amethyst typifies humility; diamond, invulnerable faith; sardonyx, sincerity; sapphire, hope, &c.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Symbolism

    A concept that stands for or suggests something else by reason of its relationship, association, convention, or resemblance. The symbolism may be mental or a visible sign or representation. (From Webster, 3d ed)

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How to say symbolism in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of symbolism in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of symbolism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of symbolism in a Sentence

  1. The Wall Street Journal:

    But it is about symbolism.

  2. Robert Kennedy:

    We look at the symbolism, the water is symbolic also.

  3. Arthur C. Clarke:

    There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.

  4. Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson:

    Why would anyone -- especially an African-American man -- use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations ?

  5. Joe Boland:

    The symbolism of this moment will not be missed by anyone in the border region, it will be like the Pope coming to Ellis Island.

Images & Illustrations of symbolism

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