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Definition of Token


  1. In a Jacquard loom, a colored signal to show the weaver which shuttle to use.
  2. 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.
  3. A memorial of friendship; something by which the friendship of another person is to be kept in mind; a memento; a souvenir.
  4. Something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith, etc.
  5. 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.
  6. A livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death.
  7. 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.
  8. A piece of metal given beforehand to each person in the congregation who is permitted to partake of the Lord's Supper.
  9. 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.
  10. To betoken.
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Token Translations

token in Afrikaans is teken, bewys
token in Danish is tegn, bevis
token in Dutch is bewijs, teken, adstructie
token in Finnish is merkki
token in French is signe, signal, jeton
token in Latin is nota, praenuntius, pignus