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Symbol appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • If I felt tense yet sold a symbol I lob, my sad lost eyes nettle Fifi.
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The word symbol and its family (symbolic, symbolically, symbolise, symbolises, symbolised, symbolising, symbolism, symbols) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun symbol

What does symbol mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: symbols

  1. an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic words: sign / signal / signaling = any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    • more specific terms:
      • stock symbol = the letters used to identify listed companies on the securities exchanges where they are traded
      • accolade / laurels / honour / award / honor = a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
      • stigma / brand / stain / mark = a symbol of disgrace or infamy
      • token / item = an individual instance of a type of symbol
      • type = all of the tokens of the same symbol
      • nose = a symbol of inquisitiveness
      • numeral / number = a symbol used to represent a number
      • symbolism = a system of symbols and symbolic representations
      • lingam = the Hindu phallic symbol of Siva
      • pound sign / pound = a symbol for a unit of currency
      • printed symbol / written symbol = a written or printed symbol
      • dollar mark / dollar sign / dollar = a symbol of commercialism or greed
      • monogram = a graphic symbol consisting of 2 or more letters combined
      • impression / stamp = a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving
      • mantle = the cloak as a symbol of authority
      • Crown = the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy
      • staff = a rod carried as a symbol
      • icon = a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface
      • marking / marker / mark = a distinguishing symbol
      • identifier = a symbol that establishes the identity of the one bearing it
      • variable = a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity
  2. something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible

Alternative definition of the noun symbol


  1. A character or glyph representing an idea, concept or object.
  2. Any object, typically material, which is meant to represent another (usually abstract) even if there is no meaningful relationship.
  3. [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.
  4. A summary of a dogmatic statement of faith.


"Symbol" is a 2009 Japanese film directed by and starring Hitoshi Matsumoto. It was nominated for the Asian Film Awards in the categories of Best Actor and Best Visual Effects. It has not received a U.S. release.

Phrases with Symbol

  1. symbol-worship
  2. At Symbol
  3. sex symbol
  4. stock symbol
  5. Jacobi Symbol
  6. Numero Symbol
  7. Status symbol
  8. Anarchy Symbol
  9. graphic symbol
  10. printed symbol
  11. written symbol
  12. Compound Symbol
  13. Compound-Symbol
  14. Copyleft Symbol
  15. Infinity symbol
  16. Legendre Symbol
  17. phonetic symbol
  18. Terminal Symbol
  19. Biohazard Symbol
  20. Copyright symbol

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Symbol

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Google previewPaths to the Divine (2008)

Ancient and Indian by Vensus A. George

The fifth symbol is the throne of the Buddha. It is a favorite emblem that many Buddhist scriptures speak of. The throne of the Buddha is represented under the Bodhi tree. The sixth symbol is the Stuupa. As it holds the relics of the Buddha, ...

Google previewLike a Mighty Army (2014)

A Novel in the Safehold Series by David Weber

The order's color is blue, and its symbol is a quill pen. The Order of the Sword shows the quill pen, but crossed with a sheathed sword. The Order of Pasquale is another powerful and influential order of the Church. Like the Order of Bédard, the ...

Google previewThe Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages (1984)

by Anna Balakian, Anna Elizabeth Balakian

Here, the symbol is a trope of the most classical type, related to the allegory; one can then infer that the...

Google previewHandbook of Electrical Design Details (2003)

by Neil Sclater, John Traister

Meters: The basic meter symbol is a circle; an “A” inside represents an ammeter, a □ DC motors: There are many different symbols for motors, the most basic being a circle representing the frame and the letter “M” inside. The type of motor ...

Google previewMidst Toil and Tribulation (2012)

by David Weber

The order's color is purple, and its symbol is a sword. The Order of Langhorne is technically senior to the Order of Schueler, but has lost its primacy in every practical sense. The Order of Langhorne provides the Church's jurists, and since ...

Google previewMental Health Computing (2012)

by Marvin J. Miller, Henric W. Hammond, Matthew J. Hile

The next symbol is the pound sign (#). This tells the computer two things. First, this is a multiplechoice type question. Second, this marks the beginning of a choice. The computer now looks at the second leftmost character (a 0 here); this ...

Google previewProjection and Re-collection in Jungian Psychology (1980)

Reflections of the Soul by Marie-Luise von Franz

A symbol is an image that expresses an essential unconscious factor and therefore refers to something essentially...

Google previewCAAP '88 (1988)

13th Colloquium on Trees in Algebra and Programming Nancy, France, March 21-24, 1988. Proceedings by Max Dauchet, Maurice Nivat

An identifier is an alphanumeric string beginning with a lower-case letter; a function symbol is an alphanumeric string beginning with a digit or an upper-case letter. Script letters are meta-variables ranging over terms. A term t is either an ...

Google previewTudorbeth's Mini Book of Spells and Charms (2017)

by Tudorbeth

The first-degree symbol is the inverted triangle; It shows that the novice or neophyte has been introduced to the most...

The symbol is an upright triangle .

Google previewConsolatory Rhetoric (1993)

Grief, Symbol, and Ritual in the Greco-Roman Era by Donovan J. Ochs

Etymologically a symbol is a sign by which one knows or infers a thing.

Google previewSpirit in the City (2017)

by Tudorbeth

The first degree symbol is the inverted triangle; It shows that the novice or neophyte has been introduced to the most basic teachings and traditions...

The symbol is an upright triangle .

Google previewSeasons, Spells and Magic: Winter (2017)

by Tudorbeth

The first degree symbol is the inverted triangle; It shows that the novice or neophyte has been introduced to the most basic...

Google previewFoundations of Intelligent Systems (2003)

14th International Symposium, ISMIS 2003, Maebashi City, Japan, October 28-31, 2003, Proceedings by Ning Zhong, Zbigniew W Ras, Shusaku Tsumoto, Einoshin Suzuki

A constant symbol is an element from the set ΣA = {a, b, c, ...}. Definition 3 ( Relaxed ...

Google previewThe Tattoo Encyclopedia (2009)

A Guide to Choosing Your Tattoo by Terisa Green

BIOHAZARD SYMBOL The biohazard warning symbol is a popular tattoo, owing in part to its intricate and interesting pattern, to its resemblance to tribal tattoo art, and to its meaning. It is internationally recognized as “the potential presence of a ...

Google previewCraftsman's Illustrated Dictionary of Construction Terms (1994)

by James T. Frane

provides a weld symbol, a flag located at the juncture of the arrow and space for other necessary information that may not be the reference line, is used to show welds which are to be included ...

Google previewIron and Steel (a Pocket Encyclopedia) (1919)

Including Allied Industries and Sciences by Hugh Philip Tiemann

Chemical symbol for carbon; (2) symbol for the unit of electric current, the ampere; (3) Centigrade scale: see page 204; (4) indicating a falling temperature: see page 205. Ca. — Chemical symbol for calcium (lime), q.v. Cb. — Chemical ...

Google previewCultural Encyclopedia of the Penis (2014)

by Michael Kimmel, Christine Milrod, Amanda Kennedy

LINGAM The term lingam is derived from the Sanskrit word linga, which means ' distinguishing symbol.' In Hinduism, it symbolizes Lord Shiva and is revered as an object of generative power. During the Vedic period, the lingam was seen as an ...

Google previewWebster's New World Dictionary (2003)

by Michael Agnes

unit symbol quantity prefix symbol ampere A electric current yotta- Y candela cd luminous zetta- Z intensity exa- E kelvin K thermodynamic peta- P temperature tera- T kilogram kg mass giga- G meter m length mega- M mole ...

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Quotes about Symbol

Whether he admits it or not, a man has been brought up to look at money as a sign of his virility, a symbol of his power, a bigger phallic symbol than a Porsche. (Victoria Billings)
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Scrabble value of S1Y4M3B3O1L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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