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

  2. tokennoun

    A keepsake, momento, souvenir

  3. tokennoun

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

  4. tokennoun

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

  5. tokennoun

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

  6. tokennoun

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

  7. tokennoun

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

  8. tokennoun

    A seal guaranteeing the quality of an item.

  9. tokennoun

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

  10. tokenverb

    To betoken, indicate, portend, designate, denote

  11. tokenverb

    To betroth

  12. tokenverb

    To symbolize, instantiate

  13. tokennoun

    A tally

  14. tokennoun

    A particular thing to which a concept applies.

  15. tokennoun

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

  16. tokennoun

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

  17. tokennoun

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

  18. tokennoun

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

  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.

  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.

  21. tokennoun

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

  22. tokennoun

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

  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.

  24. tokenadjective

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

  25. 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tokennoun

    Etymology: taikns, Gothick; tacn , Saxon; teycken, Dutch.

    Shew me a token for good, that they which hate me may see it. Psal. lxxxvi. 17.

    Wheresoever you see ingratitude, you may as infallibly conclude, that there is a growing stock of ill-nature in that breast, as you may know that man to have the plague upon whom you see the tokens. Robert South, Sermons.

    Here is a letter from queen Hecuba,
    A token from her daughter, my fair love. William Shakespeare.

    Whence came this?
    This is some token from a newer friend. William Shakespeare.

    Pigwiggen gladly would commend
    Some token to queen Mab to send,
    Were worthy of her wearing. Michael Drayton, Nymphid.

  2. To Tokenverb

    To make known. Not in use.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    What in time proceeds,
    May token to the future our past deeds. William Shakespeare.

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. Adam Schwartz:

    Those systems are a giant leap towards tracking people’s location, there’s a very real risk of mission creep once there are scanners at doors and people are showing their scannable token to pass through.

  2. Kim Jolliffe:

    Mistrust of the government is chronic, following decades of civilian-targeted military operations ... and (trust) will not be bought through token social services without genuine changes to the governance and security sectors.

  3. Mary Cranston:

    You can pretty much tell when a board just wants to tick off a quota, and I think a lot of women are not interested in being the female token.

  4. Kisha James:

    I think that they wanted a token Native, and I think that they were expecting him to sing the praises of the Pilgrims -- to thank them for bringing' civilization' to these shores, they said that he couldn't give that speech because it was too inflammatory and that they'd write him a new one. But he refused to have words put in his mouth.

  5. Autonomous NEXT:

    Unless you believe in the continued presence of mega deals, token offerings have indeed been dragging due to continued regulatory uncertainty, tax overhang, and a lack of tangible progress in software adoption by the mainstream consumer.

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Translations for token

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  • žetonCzech
  • polet, mærke, minde, tegnDanish
  • Andenken, Souvenir, Erinnerung, Zeichen, SymbolGerman
  • simbólicoSpanish
  • rahamärk, žetoon, mälestusese, märkEstonian
  • ژتونPersian
  • merkki, rahake, polettiFinnish
  • jeton, symbole, symboliqueFrench
  • játékpénz, tantusz, zseton, szuvenír, telefonérmeHungarian
  • tókiIcelandic
  • segno, gettone, simboloItalian
  • טוקןHebrew
  • ნიშანი, სუვენირიGeorgian
  • žetonsLatvian
  • kōtuaMāori
  • merke, nøkkel, symbolNorwegian
  • aandenken, teken, jeton, souvenir, symbool, symbolisch, token, muntDutch
  • símbolo, vale, ficha, sinalPortuguese
  • символи́ческий, пода́рок на па́мять, жето́н, сувени́р, си́мвол, знакRussian
  • nödmynt, jetong, minnesgåva, minne, tecken, pollett, kännetecken, bevisSwedish
  • 象征Chinese

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