Meaning of SYMBOL in English

SYMBOL

noun

1.

something that stands for something else by reason of relationship, association, convention, or accidental resemblance

the lion is often used as a symbol of courage

Synonyms: attribute, emblem; compare indication 3

Related Word: indication, token, type; badge, mark, note, sign, stamp; character, design, device, figure, motif, pattern; representation

2.

Synonyms: character 1, mark, sign

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