What does token mean?

Definitions for token
ˈtoʊ kənto·ken

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word token.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. token, itemnoun

    an individual instance of a type of symbol

    "the word`error' contains three tokens of `r'"

  2. tokennoun

    something serving as a sign of something else

  3. tokennoun

    a metal or plastic disk that can be redeemed or used in designated slot machines

  4. keepsake, souvenir, token, relicadjective

    something of sentimental value

  5. nominal, token(a), tokenishadjective

    insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal)

    "the fee was nominal"; "a token gesture of resistance"; "a toknenish gesture"

Wiktionary

  1. tokennoun

    Something serving as an expression of something else; sign, symbol

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  2. tokennoun

    A keepsake, momento, souvenir

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  3. tokennoun

    A piece of stamped metal used as a substitute for money; a voucher that can be exchanged for goods or services

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  4. tokennoun

    Evidence, proof; a confirming detail; physical trace, mark, footprint; also fig.

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  5. tokennoun

    Support for a belief; grounds for an opinion; reason, reasoning, witcraft (see usage)

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  6. tokennoun

    An extraordinary event serving as evidence of supernatural power, a miracle

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  7. tokennoun

    An object or disclosure to attest or authenticate the bearer or an instruction; a password

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  8. tokennoun

    A seal guaranteeing the quality of an item.

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  9. tokennoun

    Something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith, asf.

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  10. tokenverb

    To betoken, indicate, portend, designate, denote

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  11. tokenverb

    To betroth

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  12. tokenverb

    To symbolize, instantiate

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  13. tokennoun

    A tally

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  14. tokennoun

    A particular thing to which a concept applies.

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  15. tokennoun

    An atomic piece of data, such as a word, for which a meaning may be inferred during parsing. Also called a symbol.

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  16. tokennoun

    A lexeme; a basic, grammatically indivisible unit of a language such as a keyword, operator or identifier.

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  17. tokennoun

    A characteristic sign of a disease or of a bodily disorder, a symptom; a sign of a bodily condition, recovery, or health.

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  18. tokennoun

    A livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death.

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  19. tokennoun

    Ten and a half quires, or, commonly, 250 sheets, of paper printed on both sides; also, in some cases, the same number of sheets printed on one side, or half the number printed on both sides.

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  20. tokennoun

    A bit of leather having a peculiar mark designating a particular miner. Each hewer sends one of these with each corf or tub he has hewn.

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  21. tokennoun

    A thin bed of coal indicating the existence of a thicker seam at no great distance.

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  22. tokennoun

    (weaving) In a loom, a colored signal to show the weaver which shuttle to use.

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  23. tokenadjective

    Done as an indication or a pledge; perfunctory, minimal or merely symbolic.

    He made a token tap on the brake pedal at the stop sign.

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

  24. tokenadjective

    a minor attempt for appearance sake, or to minimally comply with a requirement

    Etymology: From taken, token, from tacen, from taiknan 'sign' (cf. Dutch teken, German Zeichen, Swedish tecken), from deig̑- (cf. Latin inindex 'finger', Ancient Greek 'sample', Albanian theks, variant of *deik̑ 'to show'. More at toe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tokennoun

    something intended or supposed to represent or indicate another thing or an event; a sign; a symbol; as, the rainbow is a token of God's covenant established with Noah

  2. Tokennoun

    a memorial of friendship; something by which the friendship of another person is to be kept in mind; a memento; a souvenir

  3. Tokennoun

    something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith, etc

  4. Tokennoun

    a piece of metal intended for currency, and issued by a private party, usually bearing the name of the issuer, and redeemable in lawful money. Also, a coin issued by government, esp. when its use as lawful money is limited and its intrinsic value is much below its nominal value

  5. Tokennoun

    a livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death

  6. Tokennoun

    ten and a half quires, or, commonly, 250 sheets, of paper printed on both sides; also, in some cases, the same number of sheets printed on one side, or half the number printed on both sides

  7. Tokennoun

    a piece of metal given beforehand to each person in the congregation who is permitted to partake of the Lord's Supper

  8. Tokennoun

    a bit of leather having a peculiar mark designating a particular miner. Each hewer sends one of these with each corf or tub he has hewn

  9. Tokennoun

    to betoken

Freebase

  1. Token

    In railway signalling, a token is a physical object which a locomotive driver is required to have or see before entering onto a particular section of single track. The token is clearly endorsed with the name of the section it belongs to. A token system is used for single lines because of the very much greater risk of serious collision in the event of irregular working by signalmen or traincrews, than on double lines.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Token

    tō′kn, n. a mark: something representing another thing or event: a sign: a memorial of friendship: a coin issued by a private person or civic authority redeemable in current money: in old Presbyterian use, a voucher of lead or tin, inscribed with the name of the church or parish, admitting a qualified communicant to the celebration of the Lord's Supper: a measure of press-work, 250 impressions on one form: a thin bed of coal showing the vicinity of a thicker seam.—v.t. (obs.) to set a mark upon.—By the same token, further in corroboration; More by token (see More). [A.S. tácen; Ger. zeichen, a mark.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of token in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of token in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of token in a Sentence

  1. Chairman Romeo Lacher:

    We want to start with our own Security Token Offering.

  2. Hank Azaria:

    I really want to see Indian, South Asian writer, writers in the room, not in a token way but genuinely informing whatever new direction this character may take, including how it is voiced or not voiced, i'm perfectly willing and happy to step aside or help transition it into something new. I really hope that's what' The Simpsons' does and it not only makes sense, but it just feels like the right thing to do to me.

  3. Connor Goldson:

    It never will get eradicated because there are so many token gestures out there, taking a knee — token gesture from the higher authorities to make it look like they are doing something to help.

  4. Dominik Schiener:

    The smart wallet technology ... can be easily adapted into all new vehicles, iOTA wants to enable interoperability with all these different players. So there is no Jaguar coin, no BMW coin, but one universal token for this machine economy.

  5. Dave Mirra:

    It was never going to be that fun for me to go on riding on a plateau level and not keep progressing, but by the same token I got to a point where I really couldn't take getting injured anymore in the name of progression, it put me in a stalemate. I probably could have milked BMX for a lot longer if I'd really wanted to, but that's not my style.

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  • žetonCzech
  • tegn, polet, mærke, mindeDanish
  • Zeichen, Andenken, Souvenir, Symbol, ErinnerungGerman
  • simbólicoSpanish
  • rahamärk, žetoon, märk, mälestuseseEstonian
  • ژتونPersian
  • merkki, poletti, rahakeFinnish
  • symbolique, symbole, jetonFrench
  • telefonérme, zseton, tantusz, szuvenír, játékpénzHungarian
  • tókiIcelandic
  • segno, gettone, simboloItalian
  • טוקןHebrew
  • ნიშანი, სუვენირიGeorgian
  • žetonsLatvian
  • kōtuaMāori
  • symbol, nøkkel, merkeNorwegian
  • aandenken, souvenir, munt, token, teken, jeton, symbolisch, symboolDutch
  • símbolo, vale, sinal, fichaPortuguese
  • знак, пода́рок на па́мять, жето́н, си́мвол, сувени́р, символи́ческийRussian
  • bevis, kännetecken, pollett, jetong, tecken, minne, minnesgåva, nödmyntSwedish
  • 象征Chinese

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