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Definition of Symbol

Symbol

  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.
  2. Any character used to represent a quantity, an operation, a relation, or an abbreviation.
  3. An abstract or compendium of faith or doctrine; a creed, or a summary of the articles of religion.
  4. That which is thrown into a common fund; hence, an appointed or accustomed duty.
  5. Share; allotment.
  6. 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.
  7. To symbolize.

Symbol Quotations

The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.
Marcus Garvey

For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
Erma Bombeck

Our flag is not just one of many political points of view. Rather, the flag is a symbol of our national unity.
Adrian Cronauer

I am not a sexy woman, I'm not beautiful, I'm not a sex kitten, I don't flirt with people, yet I've been tagged more of sex symbol than women who truly are and I that's solely because I don't reveal too much: people are curious.
Shirley Manson

I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it's marked by the blood of those who died defending it.
John Thune
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Symbol Translations

symbol in Afrikaans is simbool
symbol in Dutch is zinnebeeld, symbool
symbol in French is symbole
symbol in German is Zeichen, Symbol, Symbol
symbol in Italian is simbolo
symbol in Swedish is symbol
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