Associations to the word «Symbolism»


SYMBOLISM, noun. Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.
SYMBOLISM, noun. (obsolete) A combining together of parts or ingredients.

Dictionary definition

SYMBOLISM, noun. A system of symbols and symbolic representations.
SYMBOLISM, noun. The practice of investing things with symbolic meaning.
SYMBOLISM, noun. An artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images.

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche