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Definition of the noun emblem

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noun - plural: emblems

  1. special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: design / figure / pattern = a decorative or artistic work
    • more specific terms:
      • colophon = a publisher's emblem printed in a book
      • colours / colors = a distinguishing emblem
      • crest = in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet
      • Cross = a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified
      • device = an emblematic design
      • flag = emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
      • heraldry = emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms
      • skull and crossbones = emblem warning of danger or death
      • totem = emblem consisting of an object such as an animal or plant
      • totem pole = a tribal emblem consisting of a pillar carved and painted with totemic figures
  2. a visible symbol representing an abstract idea

Specialised definition of the noun emblem

Glossary of sports

in sport, the sign for national origin or nationality of a team. The question of emblems frequently becomes a point of controversy within the framework of sport politics. It also plays an important role in the discussions about the organization of Olympic Games. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)


Emblem is an unincorporated community in western Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States. The community has an official population of 10 although the surrounding rural area increases the number to over 100. It lies along the concurrent U.S. Routes 14, 16, and 20, west-northwest of the town of Basin, the county seat of Big Horn County. Its elevation is 4,449 feet. Although Emblem is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 82422.


"Emblem" is a musical album of Yuma Nakamura.

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"Emblem" is a 2012 short film directed by Hayama Rei.


Emblem: An emblem is an abstract or representational pictorial image that represents a concept, like a moral truth, or an allegory, or a person, like a king or saint.

  • also known as İmlek, Belirtke

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African Children's Masquerades by Simon Ottenberg, David Aaron Binkley

Its primary emblem is a rhomboid-shaped wooden bull roarer whose fearsome sound recalls that of the lion and...

The fourth class, the guinea fowls, alludes to vitality, energy, and fecundity and its emblem is an iron hoe struck by an iron key.

Google previewThe Circle of Bliss (2003)

Buddhist Meditational Art by John C. Huntington, Dina Bangdel, Robert A. F. Thurman

Akshobhya presides over the V'ajra family, whose emblem is the vajra and whose symbolic animal, or vahana, is the elephant. "Jewel-Born," Ratnasambhava's transcendental insight is the equality of all things (samata jnana). It is the antidote ...

Google previewTara Duncan and the Spellbinders (2013)

by Princess Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian

Its emblem is a wall of spellblock stones below the OtherWorld sun. Krankar is the land of trolls. Its capital is Kria.

Its emblem is an astrolabe under a star and the symbol for infinity (∞). Vampyrs are sages. They are patient and cultured, and ...

Google previewThe Fraternal Monitor (1913)

The emblem is a Triangle within a circle, and both within a square. Within the Triangle is a windglass...

The emblem is the five-pointed Star typifying the principles of Virtue, Mercy, Charity, Fidelity and Love. The colors are red, white and blue, ...

Google previewArmy Officer's Guide (2014)

by Robert J. Dalessandro

The emblem is a scarlet ribbon with the Silver Star color design superimposed in the center, set in a gold-colored metal frame with laurel leaves. Meritorious Unit Commendation. Awarded to service and support units for at least six months of ...

Google previewManaging Family Justice in Diverse Societies (2013)

by Mavis Maclean, John Eekelaar

Its national emblem is the three colours flag, blue, white, red. The national anthem is la Marseillaise. The Republic motto is 'Freedom, Equality, Fraternity'. Its principle is: government of the people, by the people and for the people ( translation ...

Google previewEighteenth-Century Poetry (2014)

An Annotated Anthology by David Fairer, Christine Gerrard

t 50–5 from Austria (whose emblem is the eagle) in the fourteenth Switzerland ('Helvetia') fought for its independence century, with the help of the legendary archer William Tell. Those in Britain ...

Google previewDictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs (1988)

by Jean-Charles Seigneuret

MANFRED WEIDHORN EMBLEM An emblem is a combination of inscriptio ( motto), pictura (picture), and subscripts (poem or prose passage) used collectively to expound some moral or ethical truth. The inscriptio, a short motto or quotation ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Emblematically, Emblem' atist. Yt.tmbleme ; Ital.

Google previewA Dictionary of Symbols (2013)

by J. E. Cirlot

Umbrella This symbol is invariably related to the sun-shade, which is a solar emblem of the monarchs of certain peoples. But its mechanism has tended to lend it a phallic significance. It is a fathersymbol for this reason and because of its ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms (2006)

by Peter Childs, Roger Fowler

Emblem a style, as well as a poem for a specific dead person. This second, looser, definition of elegy is invoked by literary historians to characterize assorted melancholy poems of any period, for example, the so-called 'Anglo-Saxon ...

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Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem. (Nicolas de Chamfort)
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Scrabble value of E1M3B3L1E1M3

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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