Associations to the word «Symbol»

Pictures for the word «Symbol»

Wiktionary

SYMBOL, noun. A character or glyph representing an idea, concept or object.
SYMBOL, noun. Any object, typically material, which is meant to represent another (usually abstract) even if there is no meaningful relationship.
SYMBOL, noun. (linguistics) A type of noun whereby the form refers to the same entity independently of the context; a symbol arbitrarily denotes a referent. See also icon and index.
SYMBOL, noun. A summary of a dogmatic statement of faith.
SYMBOL, noun. Visible traces or impressions, made using a writing device or tool, that are connected together and/or are slightly separated. Sometimes symbols represent objects or events that occupy space or things that are not physical and do not occupy space.
SYMBOL, noun. (crystallography) The numerical expression which defines a plane's position relative to the assumed axes.
SYMBOL, noun. That which is thrown into a common fund; hence, an appointed or accustomed duty.
SYMBOL, noun. Share; allotment.
SYMBOL, verb. To symbolize.
SYMBOL GROUP, noun. (UK) (retail) A form of retail franchise company that does not own or operate stores, but acts as a supplier to independent grocers, supermarkets, etc. which then trade under a common banner.
SYMBOL GROUPS, noun. Plural of symbol group

Dictionary definition

SYMBOL, noun. An arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance.
SYMBOL, noun. Something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible; "the eagle is a symbol of the United States".

Wise words

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain