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Definition of Emblem


  1. Inlay; inlaid or mosaic work; something ornamental inserted in a surface.
  2. A visible sign of an idea; an object, or the figure of an object, symbolizing and suggesting another object, or an idea, by natural aptness or by association; a figurative representation; a typical designation; a symbol; as, a balance is an emblem of justice; a scepter, the emblem of sovereignty or power; a circle, the emblem of eternity.
  3. A picture accompanied with a motto, a set of verse, or the like, intended as a moral lesson or meditation.
  4. To represent by an emblem; to symbolize.

Emblem Quotations

The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love - the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity.
Dorothea Dix

Oh, I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness. You went to the movies then, you saw two movies and a short. When Mickey Mouse came on the screen and there was his big head, my sister said she had to hold onto me. I went berserk.
Maurice Sendak

I like birthday cake. It's so symbolic. It's a tempting symbol to load with something more complicated than just 'Happy birthday!' because it's this emblem of childhood and a happy day.
Aimee Bender

I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness.
Maurice Sendak

We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration, for in doing so, we dilute the freedom this cherished emblem represents.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
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Emblem Translations

emblem in Danish is emblem
emblem in Dutch is kleur, embleem
emblem in Finnish is tunnus
emblem in German is Wahrzeichen, Wappen
emblem in Italian is emblema, stemma
emblem in Portuguese is emblema
emblem in Spanish is emblema, armas
emblem in Swedish is symbol
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