- IPA: /ˈɛmbləm/
emblem (plural emblems)
- A representative symbol, such as a trademark or logo.
- The medical trucks were emblazoned with the emblem of the Red Cross.
- c. 1604–1605, William Shakespeare, “All’s VVell, that Ends VVell”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene i]:
- His cicatrice, an emblem of war, here on his sinister cheek.
- Something which represents a larger whole.
- The rampant poverty in the ethnic slums was just an emblem of the group's disenfranchisement by the society as a whole.
- Inlay; inlaid or mosaic work; something ornamental inserted in a surface.
- A picture accompanied with a motto, a set of verses, etc. intended as a moral lesson or meditation.
- French: emblème
- German: Emblem
- Italian: emblema, raffigurazione, simbolo
- Portuguese: emblema
- Russian: эмбле́ма
- Spanish: emblema
emblem (emblems, present participle embleming; past and past participle emblemed)
- (obsolete, transitive) To symbolize.