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Definition of "emblem" []

  • An object or a representation that functions as a symbol. See Synonyms at sign. (noun)
  • A distinctive badge, design, or device: trucks marked with the company emblem; the emblem of the air force. (noun)
  • An allegorical picture usually inscribed with a verse or motto presenting a moral lesson. (noun)
  • A visible object or representation that symbolizes a quality, type, group, etc, esp the concrete symbol of an abstract idea (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An allegorical picture containing a moral lesson, often with an explanatory motto or verses, esp one printed in an emblem book (noun)

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Use "emblem" in a sentence
  • "Lastly, her emblem is the Sistrum, and the sound of the Sistrum, according to Plutarch, was supposed to terrify and expel Typhon (the evil principle); just as in mediƦval times the ringing of church-bells was supposed to scare Beelzebub and his crew."
  • "A school's emblem is featured in the letterhead - and even on the card - and students are urged to activate their accounts quickly."
  • "It may create an impression that the Red Cross emblem is part of the public domain."