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Meaning of SYMBOL

Pronunciation:  'simbul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible; "the eagle is a symbol of the United States"
  2. [n]  an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
 

SYMBOL is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: symbolic representation, symbolisation, symbolization
 
 See Also: accolade, allegory, award, brand, crossbones, crown, death's head, dollar, dollar mark, dollar sign, emblem, honor, honour, icon, identifier, impression, item, laurels, lingam, mantle, mark, marker, marking, monogram, number, numeral, printed symbol, representational process, sign, signal, signaling, staff, stain, stamp, stigma, stock symbol, symbolism, token, type, variable, white feather, written symbol

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sym"bol\, n. [L. symbolus, symbolum, Gr. sy`mbolon a
    sign by which one knows or infers a thing, from ? to throw or
    put together, to compare; sy`n with + ? to throw: cf. F.
    symbole. Cf. {Emblem}, {Parable}.]
    1. A visible sign or representation of an idea; anything
       which suggests an idea or quality, or another thing, as by
       resemblance or by convention; an emblem; a representation;
       a type; a figure; as, the lion is the symbol of courage;
       the lamb is the symbol of meekness or patience.
    
             A symbol is a sign included in the idea which it
             represents, e. g., an actual part chosen to
             represent the whole, or a lower form or species used
             as the representative of a higher in the same kind.
                                                   --Coleridge.
    
    2. (Math.) Any character used to represent a quantity, an
       operation, a relation, or an abbreviation.
    
    Note: In crystallography, the symbol of a plane is the
          numerical expression which defines its position
          relatively to the assumed axes.
    
    3. (Theol.) An abstract or compendium of faith or doctrine; a
       creed, or a summary of the articles of religion.
    
    4. [Gr. ? contributions.] That which is thrown into a common
       fund; hence, an appointed or accustomed duty. [Obs.]
    
             They do their work in the days of peace . . . and
             come to pay their symbol in a war or in a plague.
                                                   --Jer. Taylor.
    
    5. Share; allotment. [Obs.]
    
             The persons who are to be judged . . . shall all
             appear to receive their symbol.       --Jer. Taylor.
    
    6. (Chem.) An abbreviation standing for the name of an
       element and consisting of the initial letter of the Latin
       or New Latin name, or sometimes of the initial letter with
       a following one; as, {C} for carbon, {Na} for sodium
       (Natrium), {Fe} for iron (Ferrum), {Sn} for tin (Stannum),
       {Sb} for antimony (Stibium), etc. See the list of names
       and symbols under {Element}.
    
    Note: In pure and organic chemistry there are symbols not
          only for the elements, but also for their grouping in
          formulas, radicals, or residues, as evidenced by their
          composition, reactions, synthesis, etc. See the diagram
          of {Benzene nucleus}, under {Benzene}.
    
    Syn: Emblem; figure; type. See {Emblem}.
    
    
  2. \Sym"bol\, v. t.
    To symbolize. [R.] --Tennyson.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing an unknown symbol in your dream indicates your ambivalence, confusion, or ignorance in a situation. Consider what the symbol resembles for additional significance.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: something that can represent something distant from it in time and space.
 

 

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